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Synonyms of criminal in English:


  • she struck up a friendship with a convicted criminal
    young offender, juvenile delinquent;
    felon, thief, robber, armed robber, burglar, housebreaker, shoplifter, mugger, rapist, fraudster, swindler, racketeer, gunman, gangster, outlaw, bandit, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist;
    in Japanyakuza
    informalcrook, con, jailbird, (old) lag, lifer, baddy
    North American informalyardbird, yegg
    Australian informalcrim
    South African informallighty
    West Indian informaltief
    British rhyming slangtea leaf
    informal, , datedcracksman
    archaicmiscreant, trespasser, trusty, transport
  • adjective

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  • 1 they were found guilty of criminal conduct
    [Antonyms] lawful
  • 2 informal closing the railway would be criminal folly
    senseless, foolish, ridiculous, outrageous, monstrous, shocking, scandalous;
    wicked, sinful, immoral, iniquitous
    [Antonyms] commendable
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    criminology study of crime and criminals

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