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ter·ror·ist

 (tĕr′ər-ĭst)
n.
A person who engages in terrorism.
adj.
Of or relating to terrorism.

ter′ror·is′tic adj.

terrorist

(ˈtɛrərɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a person who employs terror or terrorism, esp as a political weapon
b. (as modifier): terrorist tactics.
ˌterrorˈistic adj

terrorist

An individual who uses violence, terror, and intimidation to achieve a result. See also terrorism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terrorist - a radical who employs terror as a political weaponterrorist - a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
radical cell, terrorist cell - a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members); "to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"
cyberpunk, cyber-terrorist, hacker - a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
Jacobin - a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
sleeper - a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
suicide bomber - a terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people

terrorist

noun freedom fighter, bomber, revolutionary, gunman, guerilla, urban guerilla an attempt by a terrorist to plant a bomb on an airliner
Translations
teroristateroristickýteroristiský
terrorist
terroristi
teroristteroristkinja
terroristaterror-
hryîjuverkamaîur
テロリスト
테러리스트
terorist
terorista
terorist
terrorist
ผู้ก่อการร้าย
kẻ khủng bố

terrorist

[ˈterərɪst] ADJ & Nterrorista mf

terrorist

[ˈtɛrərɪst]
nterroriste mf
modif [act, action, activity, campaign] → terroriste; [bomb, bombing] → terroriste; [cell, group, gang, network, organization] → terroriste; [suspect, target, threat] → terroriste
a terrorist attack → un attentat terroriste

terrorist

nTerrorist(in) m(f)
adj attrterroristisch; terrorist attackTerroranschlag m; terrorist plotgeplanter Terroranschlag; terrorist threatTerrorgefahr or -bedrohung f

terrorist

[ˈtɛrərɪst] adj & nterrorista (m/f)

terror

(ˈterə) noun
1. very great fear. She screamed with/in terror; She has a terror of spiders.
2. something which makes one very afraid. The terrors of war.
3. a troublesome person, especially a child. That child is a real terror!
ˈterrorism noun
the actions or methods of terrorists. international terrorism.
ˈterrorist noun
a person who tries to frighten people or governments into doing what he/she wants by using or threatening violence. The plane was hijacked by terrorists; (also adjective) terrorist activities.
ˈterrorize, ˈterrorise verb
to make very frightened by using or threatening violence. A lion escaped from the zoo and terrorized the whole town.
ˌterroriˈzation, ˌterroriˈsation noun
ˈterror-stricken adjective
feeling very great fear. The children were terror-stricken.

terrorist

إِرْهَابيّ terorista terrorist Terrorist τρομοκράτης terrorista terroristi terroriste terorist terrorista テロリスト 테러리스트 terrorist terrorist terrorysta terrorista террорист terrorist ผู้ก่อการร้าย terörist kẻ khủng bố 恐怖分子
References in classic literature ?
It is known that he affiliated with none of the groups of terrorists. He operated wholly alone, but he created a thousandfold more terror and achieved a thousandfold more destruction than all the terrorist groups added together.
The general opinion of the rest of the world was that the whole affair was a blind panic of the feverish Latins, precipitated, it was true, by the bursting of two terrorist bombs; and in this connection was recalled the laughable encounter of long years before between the Russian fleet and the English fishing boats.
One good result of his awful deeds was the destruction he wrought among the terrorists themselves.
All possible precautions had been taken against the terrorists, and the way from the cathedral, through Lisbon's streets, was double-banked with troops, while a squad of two hundred mounted troopers surrounded the carriage.
When Biedenbach, the German terrorist, hid with us some time later, he installed a smoke-consuming device that enabled us to sit by crackling wood fires on winter nights.
And here I must say a word for that gentle-souled terrorist, than whom there is no comrade in the Revolution more fearfully misunderstood.
But if we were a Republic - you know I am an old Jacobin, sans-culotte and terrorist - if this were a real Republic with the Convention sitting and a Committee of Public Safety attending to national business, you would all get your heads cut off.
You suppose that I am a terrorist, now--a destructor of what is, But consider that the true destroyers are they who destroy the spirit of progress and truth, not the avengers who merely kill the bodies of the persecutors of human dignity.
In fact, this scaffold constituted a portion of a penal machine, which now, for two or three generations past, has been merely historical and traditionary among us, but was held, in the old time, to be as effectual an agent, in the promotion of good citizenship, as ever was the guillotine among the terrorists of France.
Terrorist attack on four Special Services Group (SSG) soldiers,including two officers, April 2009 (one terrorist executed).
Terrorist attack on four SSG Soldiers including two Officers, April 2009 (one terrorist executed)

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