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Noun: criminal  kri-mi-n(u)l or krim-nul
  1. Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    - felon, crook [informal], outlaw, malefactor [formal], crim [Brit, informal]
Adjective: criminal  kri-mi-n(u)l or krim-nul
  1. Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    "a criminal waste of talent";
    - condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious
  2. Guilty of crime or serious offence
    "criminal in the sight of God and man"
  3. Involving, being or having the nature of a crime
    "a criminal offence"; "criminal abuse";
    - felonious

Derived forms: criminals

See also: guilty, illegal, wrong

Type of: principal

Encyclopedia: Criminal