Translation of "criminal" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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criminalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl/ us /ˈkrɪm.ə.nəl/

B1 someone who commits a crime

a dangerous/violent criminal 危險的/殘暴的罪犯

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  • Today's problem child may be tomorrow's criminal.
  • The police officer told the criminal that he had the right to remain silent.
  • If you spend any time in prison, you're labelled as a criminal for the rest of your life.
  • Many of the country's toughest criminals are held in this prison.
  • Many people argue that allowing a criminal to go free is better that imprisoning an innocent person.

criminaladjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈkrɪm.ɪ.nəl/ us /ˈkrɪm.ə.nəl/

B2 relating to crime

criminal activity 犯罪活動
a criminal act/offence 犯罪行爲/刑事犯罪
criminal behaviour 犯罪行爲
a criminal investigation 刑事調查

very bad or morally wrong

It's criminal to charge so much for a book. 一本書要這麽高的價錢,真是太不應該了。
The way we waste this planet's resources is criminal. 我們這樣浪費地球的資源簡直就是犯罪。

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  • To this day she remains impenitent about her criminal past.
  • When the authorities inquired into his background, they found he had a criminal record.
  • Researchers have just completed the largest-ever survey of criminal behaviour in the UK.
  • She has strenuously denied any criminal wrongdoing.
  • The 19-year-old will be appearing in court on Thursday where she will face criminal charges.

(Translation of “criminal” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)