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malefactor, outlaw, crook, felon, criminal
n. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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criminal
adj. guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
felonious, criminal
adj. involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"
vicious, reprehensible, deplorable, criminal, condemnable
adj. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
criminal
adj. guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
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cur
n. a cowardly and despicable person
brigand, bandit
n. an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
burglar
n. a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
gouger
n. an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
Pretender
n. a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
piranha, vulture, predator, marauder
n. someone who attacks in search of booty
charlatan, mountebank
n. a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
robber
n. a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence
plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate, plagiarizer, plagiarist
n. someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
freebooter, raider, despoiler, spoiler, looter, pillager, plunderer
n. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
sneak
n. a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
varlet, scallywag, scalawag, rapscallion, rascal, knave, rogue
n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain
n. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
dismaying, appalling
adj. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
incorrect
adj. (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
low-down, scurvy, scummy, miserable, low, abject
adj. of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"
pitiful, pitiable, pathetic
adj. inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"
too bad, regrettable
adj. deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church"
sorry, sad, pitiful, lamentable, distressing, deplorable
adj. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
perversive, pestiferous, corruptive
adj. tending to corrupt or pervert
unholy, satanic, infernal, hellish, fiendish, diabolical, diabolic, demonic
adj. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell; "something demonic in him--something that could be cruel"; "fires lit up a diabolic scene"; "diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils"; "a fiendish despot"; "hellish torture"; "infernal instruments of war"; "satanic cruelty"; "unholy grimaces"
mephistophelean, mephistophelian, diabolical, diabolic, devilish
adj. showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil; "devilish schemes"; "the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen"; "the diabolical expression on his face"; "a mephistophelian glint in his eye"
opprobrious, shameful, inglorious, ignominious, disgraceful, black
adj. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson; "an ignominious retreat"; "inglorious defeat"; "an opprobrious monument to human greed"; "a shameful display of cowardice"
guilty
adj. responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
wide-open
adj. open wide; "left the doors wide-open"
unlogical, illogical
adj. lacking in correct logical relation
odious, execrable, detestable, abominable
adj. unequivocally detestable; "abominable treatment of prisoners"; "detestable vices"; "execrable crimes"; "consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
shocking, shameful, scandalous, disgraceful
adj. giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time"
ignoble
adj. completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
offensive
adj. unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
outrageous, horrific, horrid, hideous
adj. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
obnoxious, objectionable
adj. causing disapproval or protest; "a vulgar and objectionable person"
ill-famed, notorious, infamous
adj. known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
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at fault
adj. deserving blame; "admitted to being at fault"
censurable, blameful, blameable, blamable, culpable, blameworthy
adj. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"
bloodguilty
adj. guilty of murder or bloodshed
indictable, chargeable
adj. liable to be accused, or cause for such liability; "the suspect was chargeable"; "an indictable offense"
convicted, condemned
adj. pronounced or proved guilty; "the condemned man faced the firing squad with dignity"; "a convicted criminal"
conscience-smitten
adj. affected by conscience
delinquent
adj. guilty of a misdeed; "delinquent minors"
fineable, finable
adj. liable to a fine
guilt-ridden
adj. feeling or revealing a sense of guilt; "so guilt-ridden he could not face his father"
punishable
adj. liable to or deserving punishment; "punishable offenses"
amerciable
adj. of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge
prohibited, banned
adj. forbidden by law
black-market, smuggled, contraband, black, bootleg
adj. distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
ill-gotten, dirty
adj. obtained illegally or by improper means; "dirty money"; "ill-gotten gains"
misappropriated, embezzled
adj. taken for your own use in violation of a trust; "the banker absconded with embezzled funds"
extrajudicial
adj. beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted; "an extrajudicial penalty"
nonlegal, extralegal
adj. not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"
hot
adj. having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; "hot fuel rods"; "a hot laboratory"
outlaw, unlawful, outlawed, illicit, illegitimate
adj. contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
mislabeled, misbranded
adj. branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements; "confiscated the misbranded drugs"
punishable, penal
adj. subject to punishment by law; "a penal offense"
under the counter, under-the-counter
adj. done or sold illicitly and secretly
unratified
adj. lacking legal authority; "the unratified Equal Right Amendment"
immoral, base
adj. not adhering to ethical or moral principles; "base and unpatriotic motives"; "a base, degrading way of life"; "cheating is dishonorable"; "they considered colonialism immoral"; "unethical practices in handling public funds"
mis
adj. (prefix) bad or wrong or lack: "misdeeds"; "misfire"
mistaken, misguided
adj. wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment; "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"
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legal
adj. established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
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