Criminous
Criminous Crim"i*nous (kr?m"?-n?s), a. [L. criminosus, fr. crimen. See {Crime}.] Criminal; involving great crime or grave charges; very wicked; heinous. [Obs.] --Holland. -- {Crim"i*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Crim"i*nous*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • criminous — I adjective blameful, blameworthy, censurable, condemnable, corrupt, criminal, culpable, degenerate, dishonest, errant, evil, felonious, flagitious, flagrant, fraudulent, guilty, illegitimate, illicit, immoral, inexcusable, infamous, iniquitous,… …   Law dictionary

  • criminous — [krim′ə nəs] adj. Now Rare CRIMINAL (senses 2 & 3) …   English World dictionary

  • criminous — ˈkrimənəs adjective Etymology: Middle French crimineux, from Medieval Latin criminosus, from Latin, reproachful, slanderous, from crimin , crimen crime + osus ous 1. a. obsolete : deserving punishment : criminal b …   Useful english dictionary

  • criminous — adjective Date: 15th century criminal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criminous — /krim euh neuhs/, adj. Archaic. criminal. [1425 75; late ME < OF crimineux < ML, L criminosus, equiv. to crimin (s. of crimen; see CRIME) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • criminous — adjective criminal …   Wiktionary

  • criminous — crim·i·nous …   English syllables

  • Criminously — Criminous Crim i*nous (kr?m ? n?s), a. [L. criminosus, fr. crimen. See {Crime}.] Criminal; involving great crime or grave charges; very wicked; heinous. [Obs.] Holland. {Crim i*nous*ly}, adv. {Crim i*nous*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Criminousness — Criminous Crim i*nous (kr?m ? n?s), a. [L. criminosus, fr. crimen. See {Crime}.] Criminal; involving great crime or grave charges; very wicked; heinous. [Obs.] Holland. {Crim i*nous*ly}, adv. {Crim i*nous*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crim|i|nous — «KRIHM uh nuhs», adjective. 1. dealing with crime: »a criminous melodrama, a criminous plot. 2. guilty of crime; criminal: »One may well think that Henry II was just in demanding that criminous clerks be tried in the King s courts (W. H. Auden) …   Useful english dictionary

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