Definition of Terrorist

1. Noun. A radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities.




Definition of Terrorist

1. n. One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

Definition of Terrorist

1. Noun. A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals; frequently in an attempt to coerce either a more powerful opponent, (such as a citizen or group targeting a government), or conversely, a weaker opponent, (such as a government, or even an internal citizen or group, being targeted by a larger government). ¹

2. Noun. An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to terrorism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terrorist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrorist

terror-stricken
terror-struck
terror bird
terrorchid
terrorchids
terrorcore
terrorisation
terrorise
terrorised
terroriser
terrorisers
terrorises
terrorising
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terrorist cell
terrorist fist jab
terrorist fist jabs
terrorist group
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terrorization
terrorizations
terrorize
terrorized

Literary usage of Terrorist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Technology Against Terrorism: The Federal Effort (1991)
"This chapter presents perspectives on the nature, scope, and intensity of the terrorist threat affecting contemporary society and US security interests. ..."

2. U. S. Strategy to Counter Domestic Political Terrorism by James B. Motley (1993)
"In addition, greater efforts must be devoted to examining relationships between terrorists, terror- | ist groups and terrorist operations, terrorist motives ..."

3. Beating International Terrorism: An Action Strategy for Preemption and by Stephen Sloan (1992)
"The Need to Apply Terrorist Organizational Doctrine to Counter and Preempt Terrorism As one moves beyond the threat posed by terrorist states and ..."

4. The Financial War on Terrorism: A Guide by Financial Action Task Force (2004)
"The FATF's Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing, combined with its 40 Recommendations on money laundering, set out the basic framework for ..."

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