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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior; Someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior).

Usage examples (27)
  • I must admit to certain recidivist tendencies where the Guardian is concerned.
  • A Porirua man described as a recidivist paua thief has been jailed for 12 months on charges relating to poaching on the west coast of Wellington.
  • (I swear I'm not doing this recidivist switcheroo).
  • It is useless to expose McCain as a recidivist liar. for more
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