One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense.‘I'll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions’‘her transgression of 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
- ‘Are gay students going to be the only students whose transgressions would be kept secret from their parents?’
- ‘Mobiles ringing in the dressing room, lateness and the wrong kit are all transgressions that can lead to coughing up dollars.’
- ‘One admits to a crime, a transgression, not an illness, unless the illness is a crime, and depression is not.’
- ‘Media organizations need to be punished for their transgressions by whatever means possible.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He was far too indulgent of players' transgressions and inevitably an element of indiscipline crept into the play.’
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