• IPA: /ˈkɹɪmənəl/


  1. Against the law; forbidden by law.
    • Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not criminal in themselves.
  2. Guilty of breaking the law.
    • The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God.
  3. Of or relating to crime or penal law.
    • The officers and servants of the crown, violating the personal liberty, or other right of the subject […] were in some cases liable to criminal process.
    His long criminal record suggests that he is a dangerous man.
  4. (figuratively) Abhorrent or very undesirable.
    Printing such asinine opinions is criminal!
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criminal (plural criminals)

  1. A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law.
    Synonyms: lawbreaker, offender, perpetrator
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