Translation of criminal in Spanish:

criminal

delincuente, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkrɪmɪn(ə)l//ˈkrɪm(ə)n(ə)l/

noun

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    (masculine and feminine) delincuente
    (masculine and feminine) (serious offender) criminal
    • Of course they can be dangerous if used by criminals or the criminally irresponsible.
    • Most heroin users were criminals who committed crimes before they ever used drugs.
    • Nor is it a police action against a random assortment of criminals or criminal gangs.
    • The idea was to deter criminals with the ever-present threat of death for their crimes.
    • They are tough on crime and criminals but what they can't contemplate are the causes.
    • We join forces with others to reduce crime, the number of criminals and victims.
    • People are fed up that when the police do catch criminals the punishment never seems to fit the crime.
    • Why do we single out sex offenders as necessarily different from other criminals?
    • This is the most horrible crime in humanity that's been committed by those criminals.
    • Crime is flexible and criminals would soon find a way of dealing with greater surveillance.
    • The old idea of criminals and drug dealers is not the way that these people do business anymore.
    • There are few offenders more despicable than criminals who prey on the elderly and infirm.
    • They are anxious not to upset anybody these days, even thugs and criminals.
    • A threat as harsh as death to all that commit a serious crime would deter some criminals.
    • One of the uses of capital punishment is to deter other criminals from committing more crimes.
    • She said that if the worst crime hot spots were being tackled the criminals moved further afield.
    • They all folded up on themselves and became a puzzle of incongruous crimes and criminals.
    • They were just thugs and criminals who have now seen that justice can and will be done.
    • I would also say that criminals who commit the most severe crimes lose their right to live.
    • As I said before these people are criminals and murderers and should be treated as such.

adjective

  • 1

    Law
    (of crime)
    (act) delictivo
    (case) criminal
    (bankrupcy) fraudulento
    (mind/organization) criminal
    criminal code código penal masculine
    • criminal conviction condena
    • criminal court juzgado en lo penal
    • to start criminal proceedings against sb iniciar proceso penal / enjuiciamiento contra algn
  • 2informal

    (shameful)
    vergonzoso informal