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Dictionary entry overview: What does criminal mean?
• CRIMINAL (noun)
The noun CRIMINAL has 1 sense:
1. someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
Familiarity information: CRIMINAL used as a noun is very rare.
• CRIMINAL (adjective)
The adjective CRIMINAL has 3 senses:
1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
2. guilty of crime or serious offense
3. involving or being or having the nature of a crime
Familiarity information: CRIMINAL used as an adjective is uncommon.