criminous

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adjective crim·i·nous \ˈkri-mə-nəs\

Definition of criminous

Origin and Etymology of criminous

Middle English crymynose, crymynous “reproachful, guilty of crime,” borrowed from Anglo-French *criminous (as noun “guilty person”), borrowed from Latin crīminōsus “accusatory, shameful, constituting a criminal offense,” from crīmin-, crīmen “accusation, crime” + -ōsus 1-ose


First Known Use: 15th century


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