Definitions for criminalˈkrɪm ə nl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
crim•i•nal*ˈkrɪm ə nl(adj.)
of the nature of or involving crime.
guilty of crime.
dealing with crime or its punishment:
a criminal proceeding.
a criminal waste of food.
(n.)a person convicted of a crime.
* Syn: See illegal.
Origin of criminal:
1350–1400; ME < AF < LL crīminālis= L crīmin-, s. of crīmencrime+-ālis -al1
criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(adj)
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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"
guilty of crime or serious offense
"criminal in the sight of God and man"
involving or being or having the nature of a crime
"a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
criminal(adjective)ˈkrɪm ə nl
relating to crime
criminal activities/behavior; He has a criminal record.; It is a criminal offense to carry open alcohol in the streets.
criminal(noun)ˈkrɪm ə nl
sb who has committed a crime
A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law.
Being against the law; forbidden by law.
Guilty of breaking the law.
Of or relating to crime.
Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.
Printing such asinine opinions without rebuttal is criminal, even when not libel!
Of or relating to crime control, notably penal law.
His criminal record shows his resistance to all crime prevention and - repression.
guilty of crime or sin
involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness
relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code
one who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon
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
One who does by illegal means what all the rest of us do legally.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2278
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4635
Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Nouns Frequency: #2155
Rank popularity for the word 'criminal' in Adjectives Frequency: #304
Translations for criminal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
concerned with crime
- criminalPortuguese (BR)
- kriminaal-, kuritegelikEstonian
- zločinački, kriminalniCroatian
- büntetőjogi, bűnvádiHungarian
- saknæmur, saka-Icelandic
- misdadig, straf-Dutch
- kriminal-, brottmåls-, brott-Swedish
- suç, suça aitTurkish
- 刑事上的Chinese (Trad.)
- карний; кримінальнийUkrainian
- جرم سے متعلق، مجرمUrdu
- thuộc về tội phạmVietnamese
- 刑事上的Chinese (Simp.)
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