What does Criminal mean?

Definitions for Criminal
ˈkrɪm ə nlcrim·i·nal

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

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. Samuel Hamilton:

    You find yourself not getting the job just because of your criminal history.

  2. Democrat Dan McCready:

    Over the last week, we have seen the criminal activity come to light, and we have seen that my opponent, Mark Harris, has bankrolled this criminal activity, and so as of today, I am withdrawing my concession to Mark Harris. And furthermore, I call on Mark Harris to tell the American people exactly what Mark Harris knew and when Mark Harris knew it.

  3. The IPCC:

    This is an investigation into allegations Wiltshire Police did not pursue a criminal prosecution when a person threatened to expose that Sir Edward Heath may have been involved in offences concerning children.

  4. Timothy Piazza:

    They're like a criminal organization, they cover things up.

  5. Bradley Moss:

    If anything, the Biden White House went out of its way to not get involved in whether or not this became a truly criminal matter.

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