Pronunciation: (krim'u-nl), [key]
1. of the nature of or involving crime.
2. guilty of crime.
3. Law.of or pertaining to crime or its punishment: a criminal proceeding.
4. senseless; foolish: It's criminal to waste so much good food.
5. exorbitant; grossly overpriced: They charge absolutely criminal prices.
a person guilty or convicted of a crime.
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