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Recidivist   /rəsˈɪdɪvˌɪst/   Listen
Recidivist

noun
1.
Someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior).  Synonyms: habitual criminal, repeater.
2.
Someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior.  Synonyms: backslider, reversionist.






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Words linked to "Recidivist" :   wrongdoer, offender, malefactor, backslider, criminal, crook, recidivism, outlaw, habitual criminal, felon



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