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Synonyms for criminal
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor(adj)

    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

    Synonyms:
    whitlow, twist, shepherd's crook, malefactor, bend, turn, crook, felon, outlaw

    Antonyms:
    guiltless, clean-handed, right, innocent, legal

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    felonious, savage, reprehensible, fell, pitiful, venomous, miserable, lamentable, deplorable, roughshod, evil, cruel, barbarous, vicious, poisonous, woeful, condemnable, wretched, distressing, execrable, brutal, sorry, sad

    Antonyms:
    right, guiltless, innocent, clean-handed, legal

  3. criminal(adj)

    guilty of crime or serious offense

    "criminal in the sight of God and man"

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, felonious, vicious, condemnable, reprehensible

    Antonyms:
    clean-handed, legal, guiltless, right, innocent

  4. criminal, felonious(adj)

    involving or being or having the nature of a crime

    "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, felonious, vicious, condemnable, reprehensible

    Antonyms:
    innocent, guiltless, right, clean-handed, legal

Wiktionary

  1. criminal(noun)

    Synonyms:
    perpetrator, offender, lawbreaker, illegal

  2. criminal(adjective)

    Being against the law; forbidden by law.

    Synonyms:
    lawbreaker, offender, perpetrator, illegal

  3. criminal(adjective)

    Guilty of breaking the law.

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  4. criminal(adjective)

    Of or relating to crime.

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  5. criminal(adjective)

    Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.

    Printing such asinine opinions without rebuttal is criminal, even when not libel!

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  6. criminal(adjective)

    Of or relating to crime control, notably penal law.

    His criminal record shows his resistance to all crime prevention and - repression.

    Synonyms:
    illegal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. criminal

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abominable, culpable, felonious, flagitious, guilty, illegal, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, unlawful, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong

    Antonyms:
    innocent, just, lawful, legal, meritorious, moral, right, virtuous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. criminal

    Synonyms:
    illegal, felonious, vicious, culpable, wrong, iniquitous, sinful, immoral, guilty, nefarious, flagitious

    Antonyms:
    lawful, virtuous, right, jury innocent, moral, meritorious, creditable, honorable, praiseworthy, laudable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. criminal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wrong, contrary to law

  2. criminal(a.)

    Synonyms:
    culpable, guilty

  3. criminal(n.)

    Synonyms:
    culprit, delinquent, offender, transgressor, trespasser, malefactor, convict, felon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. criminal(a)

    Synonyms:
    felonious, flagitious

  2. criminal(n)

    Synonyms:
    felon, malefactor, culprit, criminaloid

How to pronounce criminal?

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How to say criminal in sign language?

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How to use criminal in a sentence?

  1. Michael Bachner:

    When you have an acquittal in criminal cases, it always makes the appeal more difficult, it shows the jury evaluated the evidence carefully. It shows they could be fair.

  2. Deng Zhonghua:

    Although there are differences in the legal systems of Hong Kong and the mainland, the principles followed by the Hong Kong and mainland criminal laws are not that great, both laws include principles such as presumption of innocence, the right for criminal suspects and defendants to have legal defence, and laws not being applied restrospectively. All these principles can be stipulated in this legislation.

  3. Sylvester Turner:

    We are opening the doors and opening shelters to get people out of inclement conditions, we are not going to tolerate any activity that is criminal in nature, that is disruptive.

  4. Erma Aldaba:

    My son wasn't a criminal, my son was sick.

  5. District Attorney George Gascon:

    So I don't know if more officers will be involved, while the majority of San Francisco Police Department officers are hardworking men and women who serve with distinction, we cannot have this kind of conduct within the criminal justice system.


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