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General words for criminals - thesaurus

Synonyms

criminal

noun

someone who has committed a crime

offender

noun

someone who has committed a crime

underworld

noun

the criminals in a particular community, considered as a group

delinquent

noun

someone, especially a young person, who behaves in a way that is criminal or immoral

juvenile

noun

a young person who has committed a crime or is accused of committing a crime

gang

noun

a group of criminals working together

lowlife

noun

informal criminals and their activities

culprit

noun

someone who is responsible for doing something bad or illegal

accomplice

noun

someone who helps another person to do something illegal or wrong

ringleader

noun

a leader of a group of people who are doing something illegal or wrong

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badmash

noun

Indian English a criminal, or someone who behaves badly and causes trouble

crim

noun

Australianinformal a criminal

desperado

noun

old-fashioned an extremely dangerous and violent criminal

first offender

noun

someone who has committed their first crime

first-time offender

noun

a first offender

juvenile delinquent

noun

a young person who has committed a crime or who behaves like a criminal

law-breaker

noun

someone who commits a crime

lowlife

noun

informal a bad person, especially a criminal

miscreant

noun

literary someone who does something wrong or commits a crime

outlaw

noun

old-fashioned a criminal, especially one who moves from place to place to avoid being caught

principal offender

noun

the person in a group of offenders who carries out the main part of a criminal act. If there is more than one principal offender, they are called joint principals.

probationer

noun

mainly American someone who has been put on probation for committing a crime

recidivist

noun

very formal someone who continues to commit crimes or behave badly even after being punished

repeat offender

noun

someone who commits crimes again and again

tortfeasor

noun

a person who commits a tort

tsotsi

noun

South Africaninformal a criminal, often one who comes from a black township

undesirable

noun

someone who is thought to be dangerous or involved in crime

Yardie

noun

British someone who is a member of a group of criminals that comes from Jamaica

young offender

noun

British someone who has committed a crime but is not old enough to be treated as an adult by the law courts

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