HyperDic: criminal

English > 4 senses of the word criminal:
NOUNperson criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactorsomeone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
ADJECTIVEallcriminal, condemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, viciousbringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
allcriminalguilty of crime or serious offense
allcriminal, feloniousinvolving or being or having the nature of a crime
criminal > pronunciation
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > criminal: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.
Example"a criminal waste of talent"
Synonymscondemnable, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious
Broaderwrongcontrary to conscience or morality or law
Spanishcensurable, condenable, deplorable, reprensible, vergonzoso
Catalancensurable, condemnable, reprensible, vergonyós
Adverbscriminallyin a shameful manner
English > criminal: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGuilty of crime or serious offense.
Example"criminal in the sight of God and man"
BroaderguiltyResponsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
Nounscriminality, criminalnessthe state of being a criminal
Adverbscriminallyin violation of the law
English > criminal: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningInvolving or being or having the nature of a crime.
  • "a criminal offense"
  • "criminal abuse"
Broaderillegalprohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
Nounscrime(criminal law) an act punishable by law
crimean evil act not necessarily punishable by law
criminalnessthe state of being a criminal
English > criminal: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime.
Synonymsfelon, crook, outlaw, malefactor
InstancesBonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the KidUnited States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)
James, Jesse JamesUnited States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)
MacGregor, Robert MacGregor, Rob RoyScottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
Narroweraccessory, accessarysomeone who helps another person commit a crime
arsonist, incendiary, firebugA criminal who illegally sets fire to property
blackmailer, extortioner, extortionistA criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
bootlegger, moonshinersomeone who makes or sells illegal liquor
briber, subornersomeone who pays (or otherwise incites / incites) you to commit a wrongful / wrongful act
conspirator, coconspirator, plotter, machinatorA member of a conspiracy
desperado, desperate criminalA bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
fugitive, fugitive from justicesomeone who is sought by law officers
gangster, mobsterA criminal who is a member of gang
highbinderA corrupt politician
highjacker, hijackersomeone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armerAn aggressive and violent young criminal
jail bird, jailbird, gaolbirdA criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
kidnapper, kidnaper, abductor, snatchersomeone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
mafiosoA member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
moll, gun moll, gangster's mollThe girlfriend of a gangster
murderer, liquidator, manslayerA criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful / unlawful / unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
probationer, paroleesomeone released on probation or on parole
pusher, drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug traffickerAn unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
racketeersomeone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud / fraud or extortion)
raper, rapistsomeone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
recidivist, repeater, habitual criminalsomeone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
scofflawOne who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-cursersomeone who imports or exports without paying duties
thief, stealerA criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
traitor, treasonistsomeone who betrays his country by committing treason
violator, lawbreaker, law offendersomeone who violates the law
Broaderprincipal(criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
Spanishcriminal, delincuente, forajido, malhechor, transgresor, trasgresor
Catalancriminal, delinqüent, malfactor, transgressor
Verbscriminalizetreat as a criminal

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