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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How to say criminal in sign language?

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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. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko:

    We have taken the decision to introduce this special law to make doping, and those attempting to take performance-enhancing drugs, a criminal offence.

  2. Fort Bliss spokesman Mike Brantley:

    Fort Bliss officials are cooperating with El Paso authorities who have jurisdiction in this case, because this is an ongoing criminal investigation, we cannot comment further about it.

  3. Joe Biden:

    We need to reform criminal justice, to make sure black mothers feel confident when they send their child, their son, out on the street -- he's going to be safe, we have to recognize that kid wearing the hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger.

  4. Peter Schweizer:

    The smoking gun is in the pattern of behavior, most people that engage in criminal insider trading don't send an email and say, 'I've got inside information -- buy this stock.'.

  5. Stepanka Zenklova:

    Complaints by Andrej Babis and another six people were rejected as unfounded, in the case of Jaroslav Faltynek and three others, the ruling on criminal investigation was dropped.

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