Synonyms for outlaw

Synonyms for (noun) outlaw

Synonyms: criminal, crook, malefactor, felon, outlaw

Definition: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

Similar words: principal

Definition: (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

Synonyms for (verb) outlaw

Synonyms: criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

Definition: declare illegal; outlaw

Usage: Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

Similar words: prohibit, proscribe, disallow, veto, nix, forbid, interdict

Definition: command against

Usage: I forbid you to call me late at night; Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store; Dad nixed our plans

Synonyms for (adjective) outlaw

Synonyms: outlaw, lawless

Definition: disobedient to or defiant of law

Usage: lawless bands roaming the plains

Similar words: unlawful

Definition: contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

Usage: unlawful measures; unlawful money; unlawful hunters


Synonyms: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful

Definition: contrary to or forbidden by law

Usage: an illegitimate seizure of power; illicit trade; an outlaw strike; unlawful measures

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move