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Definition 1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for criminal in the sense of this definition

(criminal is a kind of ...) (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who helps another person commit a crime

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone released on probation or on parole

(... is a kind of criminal ) an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)

(... is a kind of criminal ) one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who imports or exports without paying duties

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who betrays his country by committing treason

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who violates the law

(... is a kind of criminal ) the girlfriend of a gangster

(... is a kind of criminal ) a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who illegally sets fire to property

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who makes or sells illegal liquor

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act

(... is a kind of criminal ) a member of a conspiracy

(... is a kind of criminal ) a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who is a member of gang

(... is a kind of criminal ) a corrupt politician

(... is a kind of criminal ) someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination

(... is a kind of criminal ) an aggressive and violent young criminal

(... is a kind of criminal ) a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly

(... is an instance of criminal) United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)

(... is an instance of criminal) United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882)

(... is an instance of criminal) Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)

Definition 2: guilty of crime or serious offense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where criminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • criminal in the sight of God and man

(criminal is similar to ...) responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

"guilty of murder" "the guilty person" "secret guilty deeds"

Definition 3: involving or being or having the nature of a crime - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where criminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a criminal offense
  • criminal abuse
  • felonious intent

Synonyms for criminal in the sense of this definition

(criminal is similar to ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

Definition 4: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where criminal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a criminal waste of talent
  • a deplorable act of violence
  • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

Synonyms for criminal in the sense of this definition

(criminal is similar to ...) contrary to conscience or morality or law

"it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor" "cheating is wrong" "it is wrong to lie"

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