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Murderous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MUR'DEROUS, a. Guilty of murder; as the murderous king.
1. Consisting in murder; done with murder; bloody; cruel; as murderous rapine.
2. Bloody; sanguinary; committing murder; as murderous tyranny.
3. Premeditating murder; as murderous intent or design.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being ; "a homicidal rage"; "murderous thugs" [syn: homicidal, murderous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1535 1. a. having the purpose or capability of murder b. characterized by or causing murder or bloodshed 2. having the ability or power to overwhelm ; devastating <murderous heat> murderously adverb murderousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a person, weapon, action, etc.) capable of, intending, or involving murder or great harm. Derivatives: murderously adv. murderousness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Murderous Mur"der*ous, a. Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault. ``Murderous coward.'' --Shak. -- Mur"der*ous*ly, adv. Syn: Bloody; sanguinary; bloodguilty; bloodthirsty; fell; savage; cruel.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Someone who is murderous is likely to murder someone and may already have murdered someone. This murderous lunatic could kill them both without a second thought. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. A murderous attack or other action is very violent and intended to result in someone's death. He made a murderous attack on his wife that evening. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Sanguinary, bloody, cruel, savage, fell, bloodthirsty, blood-guilty.

Moby Thesaurus

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