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noun as in criminal activity, element


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After some rough-and-tumble adventuring in the underworld, you’ll feel like new.

For a previous book, Faleiro immersed herself in the underworld of Mumbai’s secret dance bars.

One is the living world, and the other is an underworld filled with death, and Marianne walks through both simultaneously.

One will examine how academics get their information and research about violence and the criminal underworld.

Hundreds of underworld figures from across the former Soviet empire attended the funeral, including four crime bosses from Azerbaijan.

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We all knew there were mobsters in the record industry, but this is some very serious underworld stuff.

Rick flees the underworld, in this case the prison, and returns to the world as a hero.

For most heroes, the second cycle of the monomyth involves a physical journey into the underworld.

In actuality, an encounter with a goddess of the underworld is another step in the second cycle of the monomyth.

Gotham may mature into a thrilling mystery that explores corrupt cops and the seedy underworld.

In his efforts to clear himself, the young cop had taken half a dozen lead slugs from underworld guns into his body.

It was then that Black Hood got one of those sudden inspirations which had made him the underworld's most capable adversary.

Vergil tells us that a special punishment in the underworld awaited the patron who defrauded a client.

In the Underworld the devil serpent Apep was spat upon to curse it, as was also its waxen image which the priests fashioned.

It could not be Underworld jargon; it was too direct and at the same time too picturesque.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underworld, such as: gangland, mob, organized crime, syndicate, abyss, and criminals.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.