Share this entry
transgression Syllabification: trans·gres·sion
Pronunciation: /transˈɡreSHən/

Definition of transgression in English:


An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense: I’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions her transgression of etiquette
More example sentences
  • Mobiles ringing in the dressing room, lateness and the wrong kit are all transgressions that can lead to coughing up dollars.
  • One admits to a crime, a transgression, not an illness, unless the illness is a crime, and depression is not.
  • He was far too indulgent of players' transgressions and inevitably an element of indiscipline crept into the play.
offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, impropriety, infraction, misdeed, lawbreaking;
error, lapse, peccadillo, fault
archaic trespass
Definition of transgression in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources