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See definition of contraband on Dictionary.com
  • adj.black-market; unlawful
  • nounblack-market production

synonyms for contraband

  • bootleg
  • illicit
  • prohibited
  • smuggled
  • unauthorized
  • taboo
  • banned
  • bootlegged
  • disapproved
  • excluded
  • forbidden
  • hot
  • illegal
  • shut out
  • verboten
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antonyms for contraband

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  • legal
  • permitted
  • allowed
  • lawful
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How to use contraband in a sentence

These contraband networks — the smuggled molasses that played a role in the American Revolution — also worked as avenues for news.
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Ironically, the data indicates that, in many cases, those more likely to be targeted are less likely to have contraband or to have broken laws.
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Then came a half-century where the bookstores and theaters had nothing but l’art de la femme, and old-­timers like you swapped drives full of contraband hip-hop and novels with the corners worn off.
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A lawyer for the Department of Corrections denied those claims of mistreatment and said the search was necessary to keep the facility safe from contraband.
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Newsham said no contraband was found and no serious crimes had been reported in the area at the time.
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So far as the right or wrong of having contraband whisky was concerned, I don't think any one gave it a second thought.
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He accuses the latter of various illegal and crafty acts, among them sending contraband gold and jewels to Mexico.
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The progress of the woollen manufactures of Ireland excited even more alarm and indignation than the contraband trade with France.
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Ginger-beer could also be procured, and there were suspicions that the bottles so called contained something contraband.
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Their merchants, especially in New England, carried on a brisk and extremely profitable contraband trade.
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRABAND

  • black-market
  • bootlegged
  • contraband
  • illicit
  • pirated
  • smuggled
  • unauthorized
  • under-the-counter
  • unlawful
  • unofficial
  • unsanctioned
  • banned
  • closed
  • closed-down
  • closed-up
  • contraband
  • no-no
  • off limits
  • out of bounds
  • refused
  • taboo
  • verboten
  • vetoed
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