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. Adam Schiff:

    If you or I were on that call and recorded we'd be under investigation I not indicted by now for a criminal referral to defraud the people of Georgia and the people of the country.

  2. Peter Kratsa:

    Arthur Goldman’s criminal matter was resolved by the Chester County district attorney by virtue of a pre-trial diversion program without any admission of guilt by Art, arthur Goldman criminal matter will ultimately allow for the case to be dismissed and Arthur Goldman record expunged.

  3. Ben Emmerson:

    The fact that the policies revealed in this report were authorized at a high level within the U.S. government provides no excuse whatsoever. Indeed, it reinforces the need for criminal accountability.

  4. Maya Wang:

    We have to take into account that the torture of political criminal suspects often is worse and the report doesn't cover Tibet and Xinjiang.

  5. Paul Tergat:

    We need a deeper and genuine national conversation on this cancer within us. We must stop sweeping it under the carpet under the guise of confidentiality and expose it for what it is, i once again wish to repeat my previous call that this menace must be treated for what it is - a criminal act and all participants in the whole chain face the severest sanctions possible - whoever they may be - as provided in Law.

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