Definition of recidivistic in English:

recidivistic

adjective

  • See recidivist

    • ‘Again, odds ratios were stronger for recidivistic violence than for violence in general or property offending.’
    • ‘The same may hold true for recidivistic drug usage.’
    • ‘The drug courts should be working with the more recidivistic group of people and less with the first-time offender.’
    • ‘Although cruelty to animals seems to hold potential as a predictor of recidivistic firesetting, it is most likely an externalizing behavior that correlates highly with delinquency.’

Pronunciation

recidivistic

/rɪsɪdɪˈvɪstɪk/