(formerly) a member of a political group in Russia aiming at the demoralization of the government by terror.
an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
of, relating to, or characteristic of terrorism or terrorists: terrorist tactics.
- ter·ror·is·tic, adjective
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How to use terrorist in a sentence
The Pentagon was among the company’s earliest clients, helping soldiers and contractors conduct risk-assessments in occupied parts of the world to determine who is and isn’t a terrorist worthy of being blown up by drone.Local Law Enforcement Quiet on Relationships With ‘Predictive Policing’ Company | Jesse Marx | February 2, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The domestic terrorists represented by that flag have burned down our cities with the mission of defunding our police.Marjorie Taylor Greene backs legislation to ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies | Chris Johnson | February 1, 2021 | Washington Blade
Right-wing attacks and plots accounted for the majority of all terrorist incidents in the country between 1994 and 2020, according to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Global Right-Wing Extremism Networks Are Growing. The U.S. Is Just Now Catching Up. | by Sebastian Rotella | January 22, 2021 | ProPublica
Everyone thinks I’m a terrorist because I was at that event.‘Everyone Thinks I’m a Terrorist’: Capitol Riot Fuels Calls for Domestic War on Terror | Simon Shuster | January 18, 2021 | Time
There is, obviously, the FBI, which has collected images and is seeking the public’s help in identifying domestic terrorists.
terrorist groups could certainly use those weapons in an attempt to shoot down an airliner.
terrorist bombings are out of the question -- contrary to our rule of keeping your hands to yourself.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me | P. J. O’Rourke | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They left a week ago, after the Ukrainian Army began the latest and fiercest episode of its “Anti-terrorist Operation.”Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk | Yusuf Sayman | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By now, the Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the phone conversations between the fidayeen and their handlers.
This is the central event in Harris-Gershon's memoir, What Do You Buy the Children of the terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?Seeking Reconciliation with a Terrorist: A Jewish Journey | Lisa Goldman | September 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The other was that Danton, the great original terrorist leader had perished on the scaffold as far back as April.When a Cobbler Ruled a King | Augusta Huiell Seaman
The terrorist had a vague fear that the Citizen-Deputy would speak to the mob.I Will Repay | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Again the officer bowed, wondering how on earth the terrorist could have come by such accurate information.
"On the authority given me by the power to enforce an answer, sir," returned the terrorist quietly.
As soon as the aerostats rose into the air, the terrorist fleet receded northward and southward from the batteries.
British Dictionary definitions for terrorist
a person who employs terror or terrorism, esp as a political weapon
(as modifier): terrorist tactics
- terroristic, adjective
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