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1 criminal /ˈkrɪmənl̟/ adjective
1 criminal
/ˈkrɪmənl̟/
adjective
Learner's definition of CRIMINAL
: involving illegal activity : relating to crime
always used before a noun : relating to laws that describe crimes rather than to laws about a person's rights
compare civil 5; see also criminal law
not used before a noun, [more criminal; most criminal] : morally wrong
often used in a joking way to say that someone should not do something

— criminality

/ˌkrɪməˈnæləti/ noun [noncount]

— criminally

adverb
2 criminal /ˈkrɪmənl̟/ noun
plural criminals
2 criminal
/ˈkrɪmənl̟/
noun
plural criminals
Learner's definition of CRIMINAL
[count]
: a person who has committed a crime or who has been proved to be guilty of a crime by a court
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