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NOUN (1)

1. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime;
[syn: criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure;
- Example: "a criminal waste of talent"
- Example: "a deplorable act of violence"
- Example: "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
[syn: condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious]

2. guilty of crime or serious offense;
- Example: "criminal in the sight of God and man"

3. involving or being or having the nature of a crime;
- Example: "a criminal offense"
- Example: "criminal abuse"
- Example: "felonious intent"
[syn: criminal, felonious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Criminal \Crim"i*nal\ (kr?m"?-nal), a. [L. criminalis, fr. crimen: cf. F. criminel. See Crime.] 1. Guilty of crime or sin. [1913 Webster] The neglect of any of the relative duties renders us criminal in the sight of God. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving a crime; of the nature of a crime; -- said of an act or of conduct; as, criminal carelessness. [1913 Webster] Foppish and fantastic ornaments are only indications of vice, not criminal in themselves. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Relating to crime; -- opposed to civil; as, the criminal code. [1913 Webster] 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. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] Criminal action (Law), an action or suit instituted to secure conviction and punishment for a crime. Criminal conversation (Law), unlawful intercourse with a married woman; adultery; -- usually abbreviated, crim. con. Criminal law, the law which relates to crimes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Criminal \Crim"i*nal\, n. One who has commited a crime; especially, one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof; a malefactor; a felon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

criminal adj 1: 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" [syn: condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious] 2: guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man" 3: involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent" [syn: criminal, felonious] n 1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime [syn: criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

211 Moby Thesaurus words for "criminal": Judas, Mafioso, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, actionable, against the law, amoral, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, arraignable, arrant, at fault, atrocious, bad, bad guy, bad person, base, betrayer, black, black-market, blackguard, blamable, blameworthy, bootleg, censurable, chargeable, conscienceless, contraband, contrary to law, convict, corrupt, corrupted, crook, crooked, culpable, culprit, damnable, dark, deceiver, delinquent, depraved, desperado, desperate criminal, deviant, devious, disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealer, doubtful, dubious, evasive, evil, evildoer, evildoing, execrable, faulty, felon, felonious, fishy, flagitious, flagrant, flawed, foul, fraudulent, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, guilty, hardly the thing, heinous, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, ignominious, ill-got, ill-gotten, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, immoral, impeachable, impermissible, implicated, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, inculpated, indecorous, indictable, indirect, infamous, iniquitous, insidious, involved, irregular, jailbird, justiciable, knave, knavish, lawbreaker, lawless, low, malefactor, malefactory, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misfeasor, mobster, monstrous, naughty, nefarious, nonconstitutional, nonlegal, nonlicit, not done, not kosher, not the thing, off-base, off-color, offender, out-of-line, outlaw, outlawed, peccant, public enemy, punishable, questionable, quisling, racketeer, rank, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, reprovable, rotten, roughneck, ruffian, sacrilegious, scandalous, scofflaw, scoundrel, shady, shameful, shameless, shifty, sinful, sinister, sinner, slippery, suspicious, swindler, terrible, terrorist, thief, thug, to blame, tough, traitor, transgressor, trespasser, triable, tricky, two-timer, unallowed, unauthorized, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, unconstitutional, under-the-counter, under-the-table, underhand, underhanded, undue, unethical, unfit, unfitting, unforgivable, unlawful, unofficial, unpardonable, unprincipled, unrighteous, unsavory, unscrupulous, unseemly, unspeakable, unstatutory, unstraightforward, unsuitable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, unworthy, vicious, vile, villain, villainous, wicked, without remorse, without shame, worker of ill, wrong, wrongdoer, wrongdoing, wrongful
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CRIMINAL. Relating to, or having the character of crime; as, criminal law, criminal conversation, &c. It also signifies a person convicted of a crime.