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Synonyms for criminal
ˈkrɪm ə nlcrim·i·nal

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. criminalnoun

    Synonyms:
    offender, lawbreaker, illegal, perpetrator

  2. criminaladjective

    Being against the law; forbidden by law.

    Synonyms:
    lawbreaker, offender, perpetrator, illegal

  3. criminaladjective

    Guilty of breaking the law.

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  4. criminaladjective

    Of or relating to crime.

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  5. criminaladjective

    Abhorrent or very undesirable, even if allowed by law.

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

    Synonyms:
    illegal

  6. criminaladjective

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactoradjective

    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, 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"

    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. criminaladjective

    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, feloniousadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. criminaladjective

    Synonyms:
    wrong, contrary to law

  2. criminaladjective

    Synonyms:
    culpable, guilty

  3. criminalnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. criminaladjective

    Synonyms:
    felonious, flagitious

  2. criminalnoun

    Synonyms:
    felon, malefactor, culprit, criminaloid

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How to use criminal in a sentence?

  1. Judge Alison J. Nathan:

    Needless to say, I am honored, but let me be clear : If I am nominated, I, like every other district judge who's been considered for elevation to the circuit, will continue to do my day job, which means presiding over this trial through completion and handling the literally hundreds of other civil and criminal matters on my docket.

  2. George Kiru:

    Personally I always said no to crime, it never ends well if you choose to become a criminal. Eventually, you will get killed.

  3. Shane Stansbury:

    Russia is known to use many tools to prevent its citizens from being extradited to the United States to face criminal charges, it should not come as a surprise that filing a competing extradition request is one of those tools.

  4. Kris Kobach:

    The most extreme criminals are deported while criminal arrestees not yet convicted are turned loose, [Under the new proposal,] criminal arrestees will be deported, there will be immediate improvement in safety for all Americans.

  5. Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson:

    The right to be in a democracy is a sacred civil right... Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua want to see every single person have the right to vote, companies like Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua, Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua stand for action on climate change. Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua also have taken a strong stand that there are still inequities, systemic injustices, that are tied to race around education and criminal justice and economic opportunity. And Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua want Apple Studios to be a force to advance those causes and to finally end these inequities.


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