Criminal vs. Offender

Criminal vs. Offender — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Criminal and Offender

Criminaladjective

Against the law; forbidden by law.

Offendernoun

One who gives or causes offense, or does something wrong.

Criminaladjective

Guilty of breaking the law.

Offendernoun

A person who commits an offense against the law, a lawbreaker.

Criminaladjective

Of or relating to crime or penal law.

His long criminal record suggests that he is a dangerous man.

Offendernoun

a person who transgresses moral or civil law

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Criminaladjective

(figuratively) Abhorrent or very undesirable.

Printing such asinine opinions is criminal!

Criminalnoun

A person who is guilty of a crime, notably breaking the law.

Criminalnoun

someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

Criminaladjective

relating to crime or its punishment;

criminal court

Criminaladjective

bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure;

a criminal waste of talenta deplorable act of violenceadultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

Criminaladjective

guilty of crime or serious offense;

criminal in the sight of God and man
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Criminaladjective

involving or being or having the nature of a crime;

a criminal offensecriminal abusefelonious intent