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The technical term ‘recidivism’ expresses a propensity to relapse into a previous mode of behaviour or condition, especially one that is harmful, immoral, or illegal. For that reason, the word is most commonly used in relation to criminals who re-offend even after previous punishment.
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|Antonyms||reform, revise, rectify,|
The politician claimed that high recidivism rates show that the prison system is not working and needs urgent reform.
You shouldn’t even consider going into business with a man like that. He is a recidivist fraudster.
Rather than firing Lisa, I think you should give her a second chance. I believe she’s highly unlikely to recidivate.