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Synonyms for criminal
ˈkrɪm ə nlcrim·i·nal
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offender, lawbreaker, illegal, perpetrator
Being against the law; forbidden by law.
lawbreaker, offender, perpetrator, illegal
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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
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.
abominable, culpable, felonious, flagitious, guilty, illegal, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, unlawful, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong
innocent, just, lawful, legal, meritorious, moral, right, virtuous
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
illegal, felonious, vicious, culpable, wrong, iniquitous, sinful, immoral, guilty, nefarious, flagitious
lawful, virtuous, right, jury innocent, moral, meritorious, creditable, honorable, praiseworthy, laudable
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactoradjective
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
whitlow, twist, shepherd's crook, malefactor, bend, turn, crook, felon, outlaw
guiltless, clean-handed, right, innocent, legal
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, viciousadjective
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
right, guiltless, innocent, clean-handed, legal
guilty of crime or serious offense
"criminal in the sight of God and man"
deplorable, felonious, vicious, condemnable, reprehensible
clean-handed, legal, guiltless, right, innocent
involving or being or having the nature of a crime
"a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
deplorable, felonious, vicious, condemnable, reprehensible
innocent, guiltless, right, clean-handed, legal
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
wrong, contrary to law
culprit, delinquent, offender, transgressor, trespasser, malefactor, convict, felon
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
felon, malefactor, culprit, criminaloid
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
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How to use criminal in a sentence?
I am so angry with Chesa Boudin right now. He makes San Francisco’s criminal justice system a complete joke, the killer of my 6-year-old son will likely serve less time than the age of my son because of Chesa's campaign promise. Boudin's campaign promises do not protect San Franciscans and ensure justice – they only allow criminals, and in this case, murderers, to return to the community.
He is nothing more or less than a criminal predator with no respect for authority, for human life, for the community.
By Allah, anyone who can kill and slaughter any Zionist and Israeli criminal, and doesn’t do so, doesn’t deserve to live. Kill them and pursue them everywhere, they are the greatest enemy….All Israel deserves is death.
Our office stands ready to assist local law enforcement and any district attorneys office that asks for our help in dismantling this form of evil and removing the threat of those who threaten Texas children, to date, we have not received any such requests, but we are ready to provide assistance to local prosecutors in accordance with state law and original criminal jurisdiction.
It was for us, the government, without a doubt a difficult and tense moment when he [El Chapo] was able to escape from prison. ... But the important thing is that we were able to re-apprehend him. The most wanted criminal in Mexico, one of the most wanted in the world, was re-apprehended thanks to an intelligence effort and consistent work of the public security forces in our country.
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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