What does recidivist mean?

Definitions for recidivist

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recidivist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal(noun)

    someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)

  2. recidivist, backslider, reversionist(noun)

    someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior


  1. recidivist(Noun)

    One who falls back into prior habits, especially criminal habits; a repeat offender.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recidivist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    On Monday, a federal district court judge appointed by Obama made a ruling opposing, and essentially saying, calling illegal EPA regulations on fracking. The rebuke was a rather strong one. It was almost as if the judge was instructing a middle school class on the constitution, [The president is] a recidivist on this issue, and he needed to be slapped down again.

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