What is another word for scofflaw?

108 synonyms found


[ skˈɒflɔː], [ skˈɒflɔː], [ s_k_ˈɒ_f_l_ɔː]

How to use "Scofflaw" in context?

The term "scofflaw" is used to describe someone who operates outside the law. A scofflaw may drive without a license, or break other serious laws. In some cases, scofflaws can be fined or even arrested.

Scofflaws often annoy law enforcement officials by doing things that don't require a license or that are technically illegal but negligible. For example, a scofflaw might ride a bike on the sidewalk.

However, some scofflaws do much more serious things. A scofflaw may traffic drugs or firearms without a license. Or, a scofflaw may plant evidence to get someone else off the hook.

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