What does Criminal mean?

Definitions for Criminal
ˈkrɪm ə nlCrim·i·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactoradjective

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

  2. condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, viciousadjective

    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. criminaladjective

    guilty of crime or serious offense

    "criminal in the sight of God and man"

  4. criminal, feloniousadjective

    involving or being or having the nature of a crime

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

Wiktionary

  1. criminalnoun

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

  2. criminaladjective

    Being against the law; forbidden by law.

  3. criminaladjective

    Guilty of breaking the law.

  4. criminaladjective

    Of or relating to crime.

  5. criminaladjective

    Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.

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

  6. criminaladjective

    Of or relating to crime control, notably penal law.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Criminaladjective

    Etymology: from crime.

    Live thou, and to thy mother dead attest,
    That clear she died from blemish criminal. Fairy Quen, b. ii.

    What we approve in our friend, we can hardly be induced to think criminal in ourselves. John Rogers, Serm. iv.

    The neglect of any of the relative duties, render us criminal in the sight of God. John Rogers, Sermons.

  2. Criminalnoun

    Etymology: from crime.

    Was ever criminal forbid to plead?
    Curb your ill-manner’d zeal. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.

    All three persons, that had held chief place of authority in their countries; all three ruined, not by war, or by any other disaster, but by justice and sentence, as delinquents and criminals. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criminaladjective

    guilty of crime or sin

  2. Criminaladjective

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

  3. Criminaladjective

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

  4. Criminalnoun

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

  5. Etymology: [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.

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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

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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

Examples of Criminal in a Sentence

  1. Will Durst:

    Criminal lawyer. Or is that redundant?

  2. Thomas Homan:

    When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect the public safety and carry out its mission.

  3. Andrew Cuomo:

    We must also end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma.

  4. Kermit Warren:

    I'm relieved that I will finally get my hard-earned savings back after a year of suffering, but what happened to me was wrong. The officers and prosecutors treated me like a criminal when all I was trying to do was improve my business and my life. For a year, they've left me struggling to survive a pandemic and a hurricane without my savings. I did nothing wrong, but until the law is changed so that everyone is protected, I am not going to have cash in my house anymore.

  5. Chief August Fons:

    A person may leave an infant with a staff of a safe haven site without being subjected to criminal prosecution for abandonment or abuse if the infant was born within 90 days of being left at the safe haven site, as determined within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, and not left in a condition that would constitute abandonment or abuse of a child.

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