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Definition of "murderous" []

  • Capable of, guilty of, or intending murder: a group of murderous thugs. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of or giving rise to murder or bloodshed: murderous mistrust. (adjective)
  • Informal Capable of devastating or overwhelming: a murderous exam. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "murderous" in a sentence
  • "He pushed away from the curricle, his expression murderous."
  • "In April the BDK's spiritual leader Ne Muanda Nsemi said followers were being hunted down in what he called a murderous crackdown by the authorities."
  • "Readers responding to our Dec. 12 cover story expressed outrage at what they called the murderous acts of female suicide bombers."