Definition of criminal in English:

criminal

Syllabification: crim·i·nal
Pronunciation: /ˈkrimənl
 
/

noun

adjective

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Derivatives

criminality

Pronunciation: /ˌkriməˈnalitē/
noun
More example sentences
  • We have an obvious case of gross misconduct, for example, serious criminality, corruption, that sort of thing.
  • It would be useful to know how the US managed to reduce criminality during the 1990s.
  • He had threatened us with allegations of bias, criminality, and corruption.

criminally

adverb
More example sentences
  • However, I cant take it with me into many of the buildings I go into, and leaving it in the car would be criminally negligent.
  • Could we even be held criminally liable for such a death, since we made the call knowing such an outcome was likely?
  • Then the facility housed 448 inmates, of that number forty-two were criminally insane.

Origin

late Middle English (as an adjective): from late Latin criminalis, from Latin crimen, crimin- (see crime).

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