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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 ?
Kelly asked, and as he went on he looked murderously about him--"unless one of us peaches.
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.
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.
Before I was born, my college-educated, fairly Westernised parents decided they weren't going to teach me about clans because that knowledge, in recent history, has been employed so murderously, especially in the rise of the Shabaab militants.
Written by American playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You), Baskerville is billed as "a murderously funny adventure", and that's where it departs from Conan Doyle's Gothic original.
Boda boda riders throughout Kenya have become lawless and murderously angry.
The novel saw Poirot on a vacation in Egypt and becoming involved in a love triangle gone murderously bad.
Manson, the hippie cult leader who died Sunday at 83, horrified America more than a generation ago with the way he seemed to have turned young people murderously against everything their parents cherished.
Sara Fulgoni made the difficult role of penitent sinner cum soothsayer Marfa dramatically convincing while Elena Thomas was sensational in the murderously erotic Persian Slave's dance.
Four tales include amnesiac Marv's recollection of an evening's vigilantism, gambler Johnny's ill-advised decision to take on Basin City's murderously corrupt senator, and stripper Nancy's attempt to avenge the death of a detective (2014) ***
If Kushner has been briefed on the history of Palestine-Israel relations, he should turn to the pages where a series of seasoned US secretaries of state, from Henry Kissinger down to John Kerry, had all failed in their efforts to bridge the schism between a Palestinian people deprived of their history, heritage, land and rights and an interloping regime that repeatedly and murderously turns its American-supplied and funded military on largely unarmed civilians.
This leads to the core of Satter's thesis: Putin's whole regime was based on a lie, not just any untruth but a vicious and murderously cynical manipulation worthy of any dimenovel conspiracy theory.