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 ?
Praised be God, I have never had occasion to meddle with murderous implements
How could he forget that in his Island days, Queequeg, for one, must certainly have been guilty of some murderous, convivial indiscretions.
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.
As a general thing -- as far as I could make out -- these murderous adventures were not forays undertaken to avenge injuries, nor to settle old disputes or sudden fallings out; no, as a rule they were simply duels be- tween strangers -- duels between people who had never even been introduced to each other, and between whom existed no cause of offense whatever.
He went uninjured, too--I had the murderous impulse to harpoon him in the back with my alpenstock, but as I raised the weapon the disposition left me; I found I hadn't the heart to kill him, he was such a joyous, innocent, good-natured numbskull.
There it is--a broad and murderous blade, with edges like a razor for sharpness.
Huck felt that a silence was going to ensue -- a thing still more awful than any amount of murderous talk; so he held his breath and stepped gingerly back; planted his foot carefully and firmly, after balancing, one-legged, in a precarious way and almost toppling over, first on one side and then on the other.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
He was worked up to forget the fiendish prudence he boasted of, and proceeded to murderous violence.
Nothing was represented in a flourishing condition, save tools and weapons; but, the cutler's knives and axes were sharp and bright, the smith's hammers were heavy, and the gunmaker's stock was murderous.
Curious to know whether Biddy suspected him of having had a hand in that murderous attack of which my sister had never been able to give any account, I asked her why she did not like him.
I also have had my hours of vengeance I have fomented the quarrels of our foes, and heated drunken revelry into murderous broil I have seen their blood flow I have heard their dying groans