Definition of murderous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɜːdərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrdərəs//
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intending or likely to murder synonym savage a murderous villain/tyrant a murderous attack She gave him a murderous look (= a very angry one).Extra examples a coldly murderous look She gave him a murderous look. Some of the patients had suicidal or murderous tendencies. The film turns a murderous villain into a hero. This is the latest in a series of murderous attacks on local women. a murderous look/​glance/​mood murderous intent/​rage/​jealousy
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