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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (illicit)
a. criminal
Joey pasó cinco años en la cárcel por sus actividades criminales.Joey spent five years in prison for his criminal activities.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (outlaw)
a. criminal
"Soy un criminal, pero aún así merezco ser tratado como un ser humano," dijo el convicto."I'm a criminal, but I still deserve to be treated like a human being," said the convict.
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[+comportamiento, acto] criminal
fue a la cárcel por sus actos criminales demostró un comportamiento criminal hasta delante del juez ha presentado una querella criminal contra su esposa
es criminal desperdiciar tanta comida it's criminal o a crime to waste so much food
(asesino) murderer; killer
un criminal sin escrúpulos a ruthless murderer o killer
detuvieron al criminal a su llegada al aeropuerto
criminal de guerra war criminal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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