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English adjective: outlaw

1. outlaw contrary to or forbidden by law


SamplesAn illegitimate seizure of power.
Illicit trade.
An outlaw strike.
Unlawful measures.


Synonymsillegitimate, illicit, outlawed, unlawful


Similarillegal


Antonymslegal

2. outlaw disobedient to or defiant of law


SamplesLawless bands roaming the plains.


Synonymslawless


Similarunlawful


Antonymslawful


English noun: outlaw

1. outlaw (person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime


Synonymscriminal, crook, felon, malefactor


Broader (hypernym)principal


Narrower (hyponym)abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, blackmailer, bootlegger, briber, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, gaolbird, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, jail bird, jailbird, kidnaper, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, moon curser, moon-curser, moonshiner, murderer, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator


Instance hyponymBillie the Kid, Bonney, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, William H. Bonney


English verb: outlaw

1. outlaw (social) declare illegal; outlaw


SamplesMarijuana is criminalized in the U.S..


Synonymscriminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto


Narrower (hyponym)ban, censor


Antonymsdecriminalise, decriminalize, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize









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