criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(adj)
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious(adj)
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"
felonious, savage, reprehensible, fell, pitiful, venomous, miserable, lamentable, deplorable, roughshod, evil, cruel, barbarous, vicious, poisonous, woeful, condemnable, wretched, distressing, execrable, brutal, sorry, sad
guilty of crime or serious offense
"criminal in the sight of God and man"
involving or being or having the nature of a crime
"a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
Being against the law; forbidden by law.
Guilty of breaking the law.
Of or relating to crime.
Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.
Printing such asinine opinions without rebuttal is criminal, even when not libel!
Of or relating to crime control, notably penal law.
His criminal record shows his resistance to all crime prevention and - repression.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Every criminal act is illegal or unlawful, but illegal or unlawful acts may not be criminal. Offenses against public law are criminal; offenses against private rights are merely illegal or unlawful. As a general rule, all acts punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, are criminal in view of the law. It is illegal for a man to trespass on another's land, but it is not criminal; the trespasser is liable to a civil suit for damages, but not to indictment, fine, or imprisonment. A felonious act is a criminal act of an aggravated kind, which is punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary or by death. A flagitious crime is one that brings public odium. Vicious refers to the indulgence of evil appetites, habits, or passions; vicious acts are not necessarily criminal, or even illegal; we speak of a vicious horse. That which is iniquitous, i. e., contrary to equity, may sometimes be done under the forms of law. Ingratitude is sinful, hypocrisy is wicked, but neither is punishable by human law; hence, neither is criminal or illegal. Compare SIN.
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How to use criminal in a sentence?
… we have a lot here that we take pride in. What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in Conoy Township is watching out for them, and the criminal -- he should realize that going into Conoy Township he could have a bad day.
This case is not political but a criminal one, bahrain has evidence of Hakeem's criminal wrongdoing and if he doesn't want to return to that country then he must contest that in the court and it will take months.
The problem was allowed to grow, it grew a lot and we have to see if there was some sort of cooperation, criminal conspiracy between the criminals and officials.
With tragedies playing out in marked ‘ safe ’ places, Americans realize that no place is off-limits for the criminal mind. This is why people are interested in becoming self-reliant for self-defense and less dependent on the response time of an armed police officer to save the day.
This sentence is misguided and, along with a pattern of criminal prosecutions, sends a chilling message to media professionals and all those who want to exercise their right to free expression.
Translations for criminal
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- злачынец, злачынкаBelarusian
- престъпник, криминален, престъпенBulgarian
- criminalCatalan, Valencian
- trestný, zločinný, zločinecCzech
- kriminel, forbryderDanish
- Verbrecher, kriminell, Verbrecherin, Kriminelle, KriminellerGerman
- εγκληματικός, ποινικός, εγκληματίαςGreek
- rikollinen, lainvastainen, kriminaali, lainsuojaton, rikosoikeudellinenFinnish
- criminel, criminelleFrench
- eucoireachScottish Gaelic
- פושע, פושעתHebrew
- bűnöző, bűnügyi, bűnösHungarian
- bajingan, jahat, kriminalIndonesian
- 犯罪者, 犯人Japanese
- დანაშაულებრივი, დამნაშავეGeorgian
- ឧក្រិដ្ឋជន, ខាងបទឧក្រិដ្ឋKhmer
- престапнички, престапен, злосторник, престапник, криминален, злосторен, злосторничкиMacedonian
- forbryter, kriminellNorwegian
- crimineel, misdadig, misdadiger, onwettigDutch
- forbrytarNorwegian Nynorsk
- przestępca, kryminalistaPolish
- criminoso, criminosa, criminal, culpadoPortuguese
- infractoare, infractor, infracțional, penalRomanian
- криминальный, преступный, преступница, уголовный, преступникRussian
- zločinac, криминалац, kriminalac, злочинацSerbo-Croatian
- гунаҳкор, ҷинояткорTajik
- jenaýatcy, jenaýatkär, jenaýatlyTurkmen
- suçlu, kriminalTurkish
- злочинець, злочинницяUkrainian
- jinoyat, jinoyatchi, harakatUzbek
- tội phạmVietnamese
- jikriman, himidunan, midunan, midunik, jimidunan, krimik, kriman, hikrimanVolapük
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