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Definition of "thugs" []

  • A tough and violent man, esp a criminal (noun)
  • (formerly) a member of an organization of robbers and assassins in India who typically strangled their victims (noun)
  • Plural form of thug. (noun)

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Use "thugs" in a sentence
  • "Tantawi's decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term thugs to justify crackdown on protesters."
  • "His decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term "thugs" to justify crackdown on protesters."
  • "Tantawi's decision to partially lift the decades-old laws, which give police far-reaching powers, will likely not satisfy rights groups that have objected to the repeated use by the military of the term "thugs" to justify crackdown on protesters."