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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.murderously - as if bent on murder; "the huge dog bore down on them with bared fangs and barking murderously"
2.murderously - in a murderous frenzymurderously - in a murderous frenzy; "rioters running amuck and throwing sticks and bottles and stones"
بِصورَةٍ قاتِلَه
gyilkos módon
öldürecek gibi


[ˈmɜːdərəslɪ] ADV
1. [glare] → de manera asesina
2. (= terribly) → terriblemente
the bags were murderously heavylas bolsas pesaban terriblemente or de forma matadora


advmordgierig, blutdürstig; (fig)mörderisch; a murderously cunning trapeine teuflische Falle


(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.
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 ?
Every day he hanged a man, impaled one, cut off the ears of another; and all with so little provocation, or so entirely without any, that the Turks acknowledged he did it merely for the sake of doing it, and because he was by nature murderously disposed towards the whole human race.
Kelly asked, and as he went on he looked murderously about him--"unless one of us peaches.
The temple was gone, and the idols were gone--and in their place the figures of dark, dwarfish men lurked murderously among the trees, with bows in their hands, and arrows fitted to the string.
It is equally important, though, that this must be done in a way that does not offer succor to the psychopaths, either by effectively endorsing their self-ordained status as warriors, or by depleting the very freedoms that they are believed to murderously resent.
This razor-sharp adaptation of John Niven's cult novel follows the cynical antics of murderously ambitious A&R man Steven Stelfox (wonderfully played by Hoult, who keeps getting better).
Set in the 1997 London Cool Britannia scene, when Britpop bands Blur, Oasis and The Verve rule the airwaves, this razor-sharp adaptation of Sunday Mail columnist John Niven's cult novel follows the cynical antics of murderously ambitious A&R man Steven Stelfox (wonderfully played by Nicholas Hoult).
It certainly felt as if it could prove a turning point - yet Federer held murderously to love, then broke Murray - a razor-sharp Hawkeye challenge when he had clipped the baseline, then volleying a winner after a long rally at set point.
Mantis shrimps famed for their murderously fast punches readily swing at each other during disagreements.
InuYasha, a half-demon-canine from feudal Japan, and Kagome, an ordinary modern-day schoolgirl with the ability to travel back and forth through time, fight to keep shards of the powerful Shikon Jewel away from the demonic, murderously cruel mastermind Naraku.
Today, Eliot's masterpiece can be read as a warning about the path being taken by Russia, where politics under President Vladimir Putin have been growing murderously medieval.
It involves accidental killings, capricious death for one but not another, tainted situations where every choice is murderously wrong.
This murderously confrontational jihadist platform weakens efforts by moderate and progressive Muslims to advance the notion of freedoms based on an Islamic ethos.