What does criminal mean?

Definitions for criminalˈkrɪm ə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word criminal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(adj)

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

  2. condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious(adj)

    bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

    "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"

  3. criminal(adj)

    guilty of crime or serious offense

    "criminal in the sight of God and man"

  4. criminal, felonious(adj)

    involving or being or having the nature of a crime

    "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"

Wiktionary

  1. criminal(Noun)

    A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law.

  2. criminal(Adjective)

    Being against the law; forbidden by law.

  3. criminal(Adjective)

    Guilty of breaking the law.

  4. criminal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to crime.

  5. criminal(Adjective)

    Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.

    Printing such asinine opinions without rebuttal is criminal, even when not libel!

  6. criminal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to crime control, notably penal law.

    His criminal record shows his resistance to all crime prevention and - repression.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criminal(adj)

    guilty of crime or sin

  2. Criminal(adj)

    involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness

  3. Criminal(adj)

    relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code

  4. Criminal(noun)

    one who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon

  5. Origin: [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See Crime.]

Freebase

  1. Criminal

    Criminal is a 2004 American film based upon the Argentine film Nine Queens. Directed by Gregory Jacobs, it stars John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maeve Quinlan and is a production of Section Eight, the production company of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. criminal

    One who does by illegal means what all the rest of us do legally.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2278

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4635

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Nouns Frequency: #2155

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Adjectives Frequency: #304

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of criminal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of criminal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

  2. Mark Twain:

    It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.

  3. Mark Twain:

    We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.

  4. Ben Emmerson:

    It is now time to take action. The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in today's report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes.

  5. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    He’s a criminal, he’s a criminal and he’s hiding in Russia, and he’s lecturing to us about the evils of authoritarian government, while he lives under the protective umbrella of Vladimir Putin, that’s who Mike Lee and Rand Paul are siding with – with Edward Snowden? Come on.

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