- The definition of complicit is someone who participates in, or associates with people who are involved in, illegal activities.
An example of complicit is a person who's part of a drug dealing cartel.
Associated with or participating in a questionable act or a crime; having complicity: “Presidential handlers and a complicit press corps managed to suppress public awareness” (Andrew P.N. Erdmann).
Origin of complicitBack-formation from complicity.
(comparative more complicit, superlative most complicit)
- Associated with or participating in an activity, especially one of a questionable nature.