murderous


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mur·der·ous

 (mûr′dər-əs)
adj.
1. Capable of, guilty of, or intending murder: a group of murderous thugs.
2. Characteristic of or giving rise to murder or bloodshed: murderous mistrust.
3. Informal Capable of devastating or overwhelming: a murderous exam.

mur′der·ous·ly adv.
mur′der·ous·ness n.

murderous

(ˈmɜːdərəs)
adj
1. (Law) intending, capable of, or guilty of murder
2. informal very dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: a murderous road.
ˈmurderously adv
ˈmurderousness n

mur•der•ous

(ˈmɜr dər əs)

adj.
1. of the nature of or involving murder: a murderous deed.
2. guilty of, bent on, or capable of murder.
3. Informal. extremely difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant: murderous heat.
[1525–35]
mur′der•ous•ly, adv.
mur′der•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.murderous - characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being ; "a homicidal rage"; "murderous thugs"
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"

murderous

adjective
2. (Informal) unpleasant, difficult, dangerous, exhausting, sapping, harrowing, strenuous, arduous, hellish (informal), killing (informal) Four games in six days is murderous and most unfair.

murderous

adjective
Translations
قاتِل
vražedný
morderisk
morî-, blóîòyrstur, grimmdarlegur
morilski
cinayet işlemeye eğilimli olan

murderous

[ˈmɜːdərəs] ADJ
1. (= homicidal) → homicida (fig) → cruel, feroz, sanguinario; [look] → asesino, homicida
I felt murderous (lit, fig) → me vinieron pensamientos homicidas
2. (= terrible) this heat is murderouseste calor es cruel

murderous

[ˈmɜːrdərəs] adj [person, attack] → meurtrier/ièremurder trial nprocès m pour homicidemurder weapon narme f du crime

murderous

adj
villain, soldiers etcmordgierig, blutrünstig; weaponmörderisch; murderous attackMordanschlag m; murderous intentMordabsicht f; a murderous typeein brutaler Typ; there was a murderous look about himer hatte etwas Brutales an sich; he gave me a murderous looker erdolchte mich mit Blicken; once he had started on this murderous courseals er erst einmal den Weg der Gewalt eingeschlagen hatte
(inf: = hellish) heat, conditions, trafficmörderisch (inf)

murderous

[ˈmɜːdrəs] adj (intentions) → omicida; (look) → assassino/a; (climate, road) → micidiale

murder

(ˈməːdə) noun
1. (an act of) killing a person on purpose and illegally. The police are treating his death as a case of murder; an increase in the number of murders.
2. any killing or causing of death that is considered as bad as this. the murder of innocent people by terrorists.
verb
to kill (a person) on purpose and illegally. He murdered two children.
ˈmurdererfeminine ˈmurderess noun
Murderers are no longer hanged in Britain.
ˈmurderous adjective
intending, or capable of, murder. There was a murderous look in his eye.
ˈmurderously adverb
References in classic literature ?
We are officers of the law, and have just returned from the pursuit of two murderous outlaws.
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
Killed and hoisted on deck for the sake of his skin, one of these sharks almost took poor Queequeg's hand off, when he tried to shut down the dead lid of his murderous jaw.
It was a piece of an ice-floe melted down to a fragment, but still big enough to sink a ship, and floating lower than any raft, right in our way, as if ambushed among the waves with murderous intent.
Next, she was convinced that the dark-eyed Latin races were profoundly sensitive, profoundly treacherous, and profoundly murderous.
What it suffered and craved, the poor soul interpreted to itself--it interpreted it as murderous desire, and eagerness for the happiness of the knife.
she muttered jerkily, punctuating her words with murderous jabs of her pointed cleaning-stick.
The state of the man was murderous, and he knew it.
That, immediately, on a signal, the prisoner was removed to the interior of the prison again; but, that he, the Doctor, had then so strongly pleaded for permission to remain and assure himself that his son-in-law was, through no malice or mischance, delivered to the concourse whose murderous yells outside the gate had often drowned the proceedings, that he had obtained the permission, and had remained in that Hall of Blood until the danger was over.
Night set in, they quickened their pace, and the fears of the two prisoners grew greater, especially as they heard themselves assailed with- "Get on, ye Troglodytes;" "Silence, ye barbarians;" "March, ye cannibals;" "No murmuring, ye Scythians;" "Don't open your eyes, ye murderous Polyphemes, ye blood-thirsty lions," and suchlike names with which their captors harassed the ears of the wretched master and man.
On reaching the spot I found it proceeded from a large hog which a number of natives were forcibly holding to the earth, while a muscular fellow, armed with a bludgeon, was ineffectually aiming murderous blows at the skull of the unfortunate porker.
These are obliged to proceed in armed caravans, and are subject to murderous attacks from bands of Pawnees, Camanches, and Blackfeet, that come scouring upon them in their weary march across the plains, or lie in wait for them among the passes of the mountains.