Synonyms for (noun) criminal

Synonyms: criminal, crook, malefactor, felon, outlaw

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

Similar words: principal

Definition: (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

Synonyms for (adjective) criminal

Synonyms: criminal

Definition: guilty of crime or serious offense

Usage: criminal in the sight of God and man

Similar words: guilty

Definition: responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act

Usage: guilty of murder; the guilty person; secret guilty deeds


Synonyms: criminal, felonious

Definition: involving or being or having the nature of a crime

Usage: a criminal offense; criminal abuse; felonious intent

Similar words: illegal

Definition: prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

Usage: an illegal chess move


Synonyms: vicious, reprehensible, condemnable, criminal, deplorable

Definition: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

Usage: a criminal waste of talent; a deplorable act of violence; adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

Similar words: wrong

Definition: contrary to conscience or morality or law

Usage: it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor; cheating is wrong; it is wrong to lie