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  Definition of Criminal
  1. someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
  2. guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
  3. involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
  4. 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"
  5. relating to crime or its punishment; "criminal court"
Similar Words: felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor, felonious, condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible

 

Hyponyms: accessory, accessary, arsonist, incendiary, firebug, blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist, bootlegger, moonshiner, briber, suborner, conspirator, coconspirator, plotter, machinator, desperado, desperate criminal, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, mobster, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer, kidnapper, abductor, snatcher, mafioso, moll, gun moll, gangster's moll, murderer, liquidator, manslayer, probationer, parolee, pusher, drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal, scofflaw, smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, thief, stealer, traitor, treasonist, violator, lawbreaker, law offender, Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Robert MacGregor, Rob Roy

 

Pertainyms: crime, law-breaking

 

Derivational Morphology: outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 人犯   Dutch: misdadig and misdadiger  
Esperanto: krima and krimulo   Finnish: rikollinen  
German: kriminell and Kriminelle   Hebrew: פושע  
Hungarian: bűnöző   Indonesian: kriminal  
Interlingua: criminal   Italian: criminale  
Japanese: 犯罪的 and 犯罪者   Polish: kryminalista and kryminalny  
Portuguese: criminoso   Romanian: criminal and infractor  
Spanish: criminal  
 
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