Definitions for murderousˈmɜr dər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mur•der•ousˈmɜr dər əs(adj.)

  1. of the nature of or involving murder:

    a murderous deed.

  2. guilty of, bent on, or capable of murder.

  3. Informal. extremely difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant:

    murderous heat.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homicidal, murderous(adj)

    characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being

    "a homicidal rage"; "murderous thugs"


  1. murderous(Adjective)

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

    murderous behaviour

  2. murderous(Adjective)

    Very difficult.

    a murderous exam

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murderous(adj)

    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

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intending, or capable of, murder

There was a murderous look in his eye.

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