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English adjective: criminal

1. criminal bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


SamplesA criminal waste of talent.
A deplorable act of violence.
Adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife.


Synonymscondemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious


Similarwrong


Antonymsright

2. criminal guilty of crime or serious offense


SamplesCriminal in the sight of God and man.


Similarguilty


Antonymsclean-handed, guiltless, innocent

3. criminal involving or being or having the nature of a crime


SamplesA criminal offense.
Criminal abuse.
Felonious intent.


Synonymsfelonious


Similarillegal


Antonymslegal


English noun: criminal

1. criminal (person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime


Synonymscrook, felon, malefactor, outlaw


Broader (hypernym)principal


Narrower (hyponym)abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, blackmailer, bootlegger, briber, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, gaolbird, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, jail bird, jailbird, kidnaper, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, moon curser, moon-curser, moonshiner, murderer, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator


Instance hyponymBillie the Kid, Bonney, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, William H. Bonney









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