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thug

 (thŭg)
n.
1. A cutthroat or ruffian; a hoodlum.
2. also Thug One of a group of professional criminals, devotees of Kali, who robbed and murdered travelers in northern India until the mid-1800s.

[Hindi ṭhag, perhaps from Sanskrit sthagaḥ, a cheat, from sthagati, sthagayati, he conceals; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

thug′ger·y n.
thug′gish adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thuggery - violent or brutal acts as of thugs
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
Translations

thuggery

[ˈθʌgərɪ] Nmatonismo m, brutalidad f

thuggery

[ˈθʌgəri] nbrutalité f

thuggery

[ˈθʌgərɪ] nbrutalità f inv, violenza
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THE All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe state has warned all aspirants in the 2019 general elections that it will not condone any act of indiscipline and thuggery from anyone no matter the position of the person in the party.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday urged Maithripala Sirisena's brothers to desist from thuggery.
However, those who don't want us to enjoy our lives were engaged in acts of vandalism and thuggery, targeting public installations such as bank ATMs, firebombing schools and planting homemade bombs in public places.
There aren't any victims of thuggery in this case," Al-Damshiti said, adding that the detainees cannot be accused of "thuggery" if there are no victims.
Certainly the present softlysoftly approach of the courts does not seem to deter criminals from thuggery and cruelty.
That sense of apprehensive wonder imbues this lyrical first-person survey of Haiti's exposure to "capriciousness and nature's indifferent hand'--from slavery and thuggery to earthquakes and disease.
The paradox at this level resided in the borrowing of terms from the states of the Arab spring, granting the thugs in Tehran a stronghold that is undermining security through theft and thuggery.
SIR - There is no shame in Wales being beaten by the best team in world rugby, but after last Saturday's thuggery it is time to make a stand against the bullying common in Southern hemisphere rugby.
in summary that the Israeli thuggery and aggression stop .
The barbaric assault on a young police officer by a group of thugs in Al-Arbaeen suburb in Suez, when he attempted to enforce a court ruling of closure of a shop that was violating the law, is a stark example of the spread of thuggery in the street.
In order to combat thuggery from England's football fans who have descended on the city while the team prepare for Euro 2012, they have trained dogs to rip the testicles off anyone who might cause bother.