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murderous (adj.)

1530s, "guilty of murder;" 1590s, "pertaining to or involved in murder," a hybrid from murder + -ous. An Old English word for it was morðorhycgende. Related: Murderously; murderousness.

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Definitions of murderous from WordNet

murderous (adj.)
characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being;
murderous thugs
Synonyms: homicidal
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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