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Meaning of MURDEROUS

Pronunciation:  'murdurus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  capable of or conducive to bloodshed; "a cutthroat rogue"; "a homicidal rage"; "murderous thugs"

MURDEROUS is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bloody, cutthroat, homicidal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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