English adjective: criminal
|1.||criminal bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure|
|Samples||A criminal waste of talent.|
A deplorable act of violence.
Adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife.
|Synonyms||condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious|
|2.||criminal guilty of crime or serious offense|
|Samples||Criminal in the sight of God and man.|
|Antonyms||clean-handed, guiltless, innocent|
|3.||criminal involving or being or having the nature of a crime|
|Samples||A criminal offense.|
English noun: criminal
|1.||criminal (person) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime|
|Synonyms||crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw|
|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 hyponym||Billie the Kid, Bonney, James, Jesse James, MacGregor, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, William H. Bonney|