Synonyms of criminal


1. criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor, principal

usage: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime


1. condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious, wrong (vs. right)

usage: 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"

2. criminal, guilty (vs. innocent)

usage: guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"

3. criminal, felonious, illegal (vs. legal)

usage: involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"

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