1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
- a criminal waste of talent
2. guilty of crime or serious offense
- criminal in the sight of God and man
Similar word(s): guilty
3. involving or being or having the nature of a crime
- a criminal offense
- criminal abuse
Sentences with criminal as an adjective:
- His long criminal record suggests that he is a dangerous man.
- Printing such asinine opinions without rebuttal is criminal, even when not libel!