Definition of Murderous

1. Adjective. Characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being. "Murderous thugs"

Exact synonyms: Homicidal
Similar to: Bloody
Derivative terms: Homicide, Murder, Murderousness, Murderousness



Definition of Murderous

1. 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.

Definition of Murderous

1. Adjective. Intending, or likely to commit murder; bloodthirsty or homicidal. ¹

2. Adjective. Very difficult. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Murderous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Murderous

1. Of or pertaining to murder; characterised 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." . Mur"derously. Synonym: Bloody, sanguinary, bloodguilty, bloodthirsty, fell, savage, cruel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Murderous

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Literary usage of Murderous

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1. Sir Henry Maine: A Brief Memoir of His Life by Henry Sumner Maine, Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, Whitley Stokes (1892)
"A SUCCESSION of murderous outrages committed by so-called ... killed in committing any murderous outrage his property shall be forfeited and his body burnt. ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"He spoke, and led the way, Meriones, 380 The peer of murderous Ares, following close, Till both had gain'd the side whereto he bade. ..."

3. The Ancient Lowly: A History of the Ancient Working People from the Earliest by Cyrenus Osborne Ward (1900)
"... Rich—Their Money Distributed among the Poor—Robbed Rich to Feed the Poor—Nabis Invents the murderous Manakin—An Infernal Machine in Woman's Form—Springs ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"740 ' I dare ! to him and all the band He brings to aid his murderous hand.' ' Bold words ! — but, though the beast of The privilege of chase may claim, ..."

5. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving (1868)
"—A murderous victory. — Californian mountains. — Plains along the Pacific.— Arrival at Monterey — account of the place and neighborhood. ..."

6. The coral island by Robert Michael Ballantyne (1884)
"CHAPTER Bloody Bfll— Dark surmises— A strange sail, and a strange crew, and a still stranger cargo — New reasons for favouring missionaries — A murderous ..."

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