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complicit Line breaks: com|pli¦cit
Pronunciation: /kəmˈplɪsɪt/

Definition of complicit in English:


Involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong: the careers of those complicit in the cover-up were blighted
More example sentences
  • Indeed, it is highly likely that she is complicit in the criminal activity permeating this case.
  • Doping is very, very seldom accidental and almost always involves people complicit in the effort.
  • If I do not speak out against this nonchalant murder of innocents, I am complicit with my government.


1940s: back-formation from complicity.

Words that rhyme with complicit

elicit, explicit, illicit, implicit, licit, solicit
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