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English definition of “criminal”

criminal

adjective
 
 
/ˈkrɪmɪnəl/
ABOUT CRIME [always before noun] B2 relating to crime: criminal activity He has a criminal record (= the police have an official record of his crimes).Crime - general wordsLegal and illegal
BAD informal very bad or morally wrong: It's criminal that people are having to wait so long for hospital treatment.Morally wrong and evilDishonest
criminally adverb
(Definition of criminal adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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