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murderous

[ mur-der-uhs ]
/ ˈmɜr dər əs /
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adjective
of the nature of or involving murder: a murderous deed.
guilty of, bent on, or capable of murder.
extremely difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant: murderous heat.
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Origin of murderous

First recorded in 1525–35; murder + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM murderous

mur·der·ous·ly, adverbmur·der·ous·ness, nounnon·mur·der·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for murderous

murderous
/ (ˈmɜːdərəs) /

adjective
intending, capable of, or guilty of murder
informal very dangerous, difficult, or unpleasanta murderous road

Derived forms of murderous

murderously, adverbmurderousness, noun
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