complicit
adjective Date: 1973 having complicity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • complicit — adjective involved in or knowing about a situation, especially one that is morally wrong or dishonest: They exchanged complicit smiles. | complicit in sth: The careers of the officers complicit in the cover up were ruined …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Complicit — An individual is complicit in a crime if they are aware of its occurrence, have the ability to report the crime, but fail to do so. As such the individual effectively allows the criminals to carry out a crime despite easily being able to stop… …   Wikipedia

  • complicit — com·plic·it (kəm plĭsʹĭt) adj. Associated with or participating in a questionable act or a crime; having complicity: newspapers complicit with the propaganda arm of a dictatorship.   [Back formation from complicity.] * * * …   Universalium

  • complicit — adjective /kəmˈplɪs.ɪt/ Associated with or participating in an activity, especially one of a questionable nature. It [slavery] has set the seal of a complicit, guilty silence upon the most orthodox pulpits and the saintliest tongues, Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • complicit — com|plic|it [ kəm plısıt ] adjective involved in or knowing about something bad that happens: The government itself may have been complicit in the violence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • complicit — [kəm plɪsɪt] adjective involved with others in an unlawful activity: the minister was not complicit in the corruption …   English new terms dictionary

  • complicit — UK [kəmˈplɪsɪt] / US adjective involved in or knowing about something bad that happens The government itself may have been complicit in the violence …   English dictionary

  • complicit — /kəmˈplɪsət/ (say kuhm plisuht) adjective involved with a degree of guilt: a company complicit in safety abuses. {backformation from complicity} …   Australian English dictionary

  • complicit — (ˌ)kəmˈplisə̇t adjective Etymology: back formation from complicity : having complicity who, having abjured killing in revulsion against the war, finds himself guiltily complicit in it in the revolution C.E.Schorske …   Useful english dictionary

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