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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criminaladjective

    guilty of crime or sin

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

  2. Criminaladjective

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

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

  3. Criminaladjective

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

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

  4. Criminalnoun

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

    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. Army Gen. John Nicholson:

    Helmand has been the financial engine of the insurgency. The Taliban draws 60 percent of their revenue from narcotics (and) criminal activity.

  2. Kathryn Barger:

    Judge Barrera’s hands were tied today – due to the fact that the DA’s office failed to file a motion to transfer Tubbs to adult criminal court, which is where she rightly belongs, instead, we’re left with a 26-year-old individual sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility in isolation, separated by sight and sound from the other juveniles.

  3. Lara Yeretsia:

    I can see why criminal defense lawyer would say, you know what, you can't. You got to stay in the background: Don't talk, but I can also see why it's so difficult in this situation, how horrific it is and what the impact is, because he's the last person who saw her.

  4. Ali Abu Zakouk:

    We need support and cooperation from the Italians to tackle the criminal organization of Islamic State in Libya.

  5. Carolyn Maloney:

    Schumer, D-N.Y., said. HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE POSTMASTER GENERAL AFTER CLAIMS HE PRESSURED EMPLOYEES TO MAKE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS A spokesperson for the USPS did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., also called for DeJoys suspension as Carolyn Maloney announced a new investigation into DeJoy from the Reform Committee, which Carolyn Maloney chairs. FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. ( Tom Williams/Pool via AP) The Washington Post reportedthis weekend that while DeJoy wasCEO of New Breed Logistics, Tom Williams/Pool via AP or Tom Williams/Pool via AP aides pressured employees towrite checks and attend GOP fundraisers at his mansion, five people who worked for New Breed told the paper.DeJoy, a megadonor for theRepublican Party, would reimburse the employees through bonuses, an arrangement that is unlawful, The Washington Post reported Sunday. If these allegations are true, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy could face criminal exposurenot only for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy actions in North Carolina, but also for lying to Reform Committee under oath, we will be investigating this issue, but I believe the Board of Governors must take emergency action to immediately suspend Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who they never should have selected in the first place. HOUSE DEMOCRATS SUBPOENA USPSS DEJOY FOR HIS CALENDAR, DOCUMENTS ON MAIL DELAYS Maloney was referencing testimony DeJoy gave Reform Committee on Aug. 24 when hedenied pressuring his employees to donate to President Trump, calling such a claim.

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