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To do something wrong, or to be bad - thesaurus

Synonyms

commit

verb

to do something illegal or morally wrong

transgress

verb

formal to do something that is not allowed by a law, custom, or religion

resort to

to do something extreme or unpleasant in order to solve a problem

stoop

verb

to do something bad in order to get what you want

sink

verb

to do something wrong

perpetrate

verb

formal to do something that is harmful, illegal, or dishonest

sell out

informal to do something that shows you no longer have the same moral principles that you used to have

go/run off the rails

to start behaving in a way that is not socially acceptable

compromise yourself/your position

to do something to make people think that they cannot trust you

not scruple to do something

to not have any moral worries about doing something bad

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have no business doing something

to do something you should not do, because it does not affect or involve you at all

look good/bad

to be considered a good/bad thing to do

overstep

verb

to do something that is considered rude or is not allowed

poach on someone’s territory

to do something that you do not have the right to do, because someone else is in charge of doing it

proceed

verb

used for telling other people about a surprising, embarrassing, or annoying thing that someone has done

sell your soul (to the devil)

to do whatever is necessary in order to get something you want, even if it involves doing something dishonest or immoral

stink

verb

informal to be bad or dishonest

trespass

verb

an old word meaning “to do something that is not allowed by a moral law

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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