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complicit

[kuh m-plis-it] /kəmˈplɪs ɪt/
adjective
1.
choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity.
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Examples from the web for complicit
  • It was unwittingly, or perhaps wittingly, complicit in the cover-up of a scandal.
  • When colleges accept such money, they are complicit in the degradation of higher-education research.
  • Other managers were either complicit or turned a blind eye.
  • First, our hiring practices make us complicit in the problem.
  • Those complicit in such gross incompetence span both industry and government.
  • The sports audience is complicit in its own deception, downright eager to be thus misled.
  • They are complicit in the actions of this government.
  • Crooked police and migration officers are frequently complicit.
  • They would have to be truly complacent and complicit if they do nothing to clean up the sport.
  • Your posts are more consistent with one who might be complicit in the shenanigans going on, rather than one who wants it to end.
British Dictionary definitions for complicit

complicit

/ˌkɒmˈplɪsɪt/
adjective
1.
involved with others in reprehensible or illegal activity
Word Origin
C20: back formation from complicity
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