criminal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krim'u-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of the nature of or involving crime.
  2. guilty of crime.
  3. of or pertaining to crime or its punishment: a criminal proceeding.
  4. senseless; foolish: It's criminal to waste so much good food.
  5. exorbitant; grossly overpriced: They charge absolutely criminal prices.
  1. a person guilty or convicted of a crime.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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