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, 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

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

  2. Criminal(adj)

    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. Criminal(adj)

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

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

  4. Criminal(noun)

    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

How to pronounce criminal?

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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. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    As a result of the FBI's outstanding coordination and exemplary efforts alongside state and local partners during Operation Cross Country, more children will sleep safely tonight, and more wrongdoers will face the judgment of our criminal justice system.

  2. Mustafa Barghouti:

    Although the report does not cover the full scale of Israeli violations, it does provide definite proof that the Israeli army and government committed war crimes that should be immediately investigated by the International Criminal Court.

  3. Emmet Sullivan:

    I am not hiding my disgust, my disdain for your criminal offense.

  4. David Jaros:

    I find it hard to believe saddling this guy with a record and probation that could result in jail time is the best way to resolve what is clearly a mental health problem, this is a classic example of how the criminal justice system can ultimately create hurdles for a person trying to get the help they need.

  5. George Gascon:

    The criminal justice system has had a horrible impact on people of color in this country, especially African Americans, for generations, if all prosecutors took race out of the picture when making charging decisions, we would probably be in a much better place as a nation than we are today.

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