[ krim-uh-nuh s ]
/ ˈkrɪm ə nəs /

adjective Archaic.

Nearby words

  1. criminative,
  2. crimini,
  3. criminogenic,
  4. criminol.,
  5. criminology,
  6. criminy,
  7. crimmer,
  8. crimogenic,
  9. crimp,
  10. crimple

Origin of criminous

1425–75; late Middle English < Old French crimineux < Medieval Latin, Latin crīminōsus, equivalent to crīmin- (stem of crīmen; see crime) + -ōsus -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for criminous

  • On the most burning question, that of criminous clerks, he offered a compromise.

  • First, there are frequent records of criminous clerks handed over to the bishop, in the ordinary routine, by the lay justices.

  • My natal Huck, retrograde in the tenth, gives an untrustworthy, criminous person.

    Conquest Over Time|Michael Shaara
  • Each tells that blood tells, in that his selection of criminous groove will be governed largely by his instinctive predilections.

    Criminal Types|V. M. Masten