A complicit person is someone who is involved in something that they know is wrong or bad. They might be aware of the illegal activities of the organization, but they choose to stay involved anyway.

  • The company is complicit in the illegal activities because they are helping to finance it.

  • The students are complicit in the bullying because they are participating in it.

Definition of complicit


Associated with or participating in an activity, especially one of a questionable nature.

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