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complicity

[ kuhm-plis-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF complicity

Synonyms for complicity

  • collaboration
  • collusion
  • connivance
  • guilt
  • involvement
  • manipulation
  • abetment
  • agreement
  • concurrence
  • confederacy
  • engineering
  • guiltiness
  • implication
  • intrigue
  • machination
  • partnership
  • complot
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Antonyms for complicity

  • ignorance
  • innocence
  • noninvolvement
  • refusal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLICITY

Was I, too, not visited with consequences of the original offence in which I had no complicity?

But the miller did not suspect her of complicity in the affair.

It does not matter now how far his complicity may be betrayed by his papers.

What shocked him most was the implied aspersion of complicity on Mrs Anthony.

What shocked him most was the implied aspersion of complicity on Mrs. Anthony.

Martinengo, who had admitted his complicity, had no previous convictions.

The profound emotion of Alexander looks like a sign of complicity.

On the whole his complicity 99was evident, and he was sent for five years at hard labor.

Well, after that I cannot see any doubt as to the complicity of the guard.

There are circumstances in which a good citizen is bound to repudiate all complicity.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French complicité, from Old French complice "accomplice, comrade, companion" (14c.), from Late Latin complicem, accusative of complex "partner, confederate," from Latin complicare "to fold together" (see complicate; also cf. accomplice).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPLICITY

collusion

nounsecret understanding, often with intent to defraud
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