[ krim-uh-nl ]
/ ˈkrɪm ə nl /
a person guilty or convicted of a crime.
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Origin of criminal
SYNONYMS FOR criminal
OTHER WORDS FROM criminal
crim·i·nal·ly, adverbnon·crim·i·nal, adjective, nounnon·crim·i·nal·ly, adverbqua·si-crim·i·nal, adjective
qua·si-crim·i·nal·ly, adverbsub·crim·i·nal, adjectivesub·crim·i·nal·ly, adverbsu·per·crim·i·nal, adjective, nounsu·per·crim·i·nal·ly, adverbun·crim·i·nal, adjectiveun·crim·i·nal·ly, adverb
Words nearby criminal
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British Dictionary definitions for noncriminal
/ (ˈkrɪmɪnəl) /
a person charged with and convicted of crime
a person who commits crimes for a living
of, involving, or guilty of crime
(prenominal) of or relating to crime or its punishmentcriminal court; criminal lawyer
informal senseless or deplorablea criminal waste of money
Derived forms of criminalcriminally, adverb
Word Origin for criminal
C15: from Late Latin crīminālis; see crime, -al 1
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