One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.‘I'll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions’‘few ministers now stand down because of sexual transgressions’mass noun ‘her transgression of genteel etiquette’
offence, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanour, felony, misdeed, lawbreaking, vice, evil-doing, indiscretion, peccadillo, mischief, mischievousness, wickedness, misbehaviour, bad behaviourinfringement, breach, contravention, violation, defiance, infraction, disobedience, breaking, flouting, non-observance, overstepping, exceedingView synonyms
- ‘One admits to a crime, a transgression, not an illness, unless the illness is a crime, and depression is not.’
- ‘Mobiles ringing in the dressing room, lateness and the wrong kit are all transgressions that can lead to coughing up dollars.’
- ‘But, like I said, what I hate more is people who do not own up to their transgressions.’
- ‘Confront transgressions as they occur with the assumption that your corrections are guidance.’
- ‘Are gay students going to be the only students whose transgressions would be kept secret from their parents?’
- ‘Media organizations need to be punished for their transgressions by whatever means possible.’
- ‘He was far too indulgent of players' transgressions and inevitably an element of indiscipline crept into the play.’
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