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view main entry for transgressverb [intransitive/transitive] formal  /trænzˈɡres/ 
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  /trænzˈɡreʃ(ə)n/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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noun [countable]
transgressortransgressors noun [countable]InflectionssingulartransgressorpluraltransgressorsPeople who are considered dishonest or insincere: liar, cheat, hypocrite, fixer, fraud, crook, wheeler-dealer, conman, politician, brown-nose

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