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. Albert Einstein:

    Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As a criminal law; a thief bears a penalty for its crime; conversely, a literary thief enjoys the profitability of plagiarism-crime as self-exception from its moral-corruption, and humiliation of inner voice and conscience.

  3. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling:

    The suspect was located, he pulled a gun on my criminal investigator and shot at him, my investigator returned fire and the suspect fled.

  4. Western Washington:

    As part of its criminal investigation, University Police have served a warrant on the Yik Yak social media platform seeking information on those who made threats via Yik Yak.

  5. Andrew Cuomo:

    By providing individuals who have suffered the consequences of an unfair marijuana conviction with a path to have their records expunged and by reducing draconian penalties, we are taking a critical step forward in addressing a broken and discriminatory criminal justice process.

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