Murderous



[mur-der-uh s] /ˈmɜr dər əs/

adjective
1.
of the nature of or involving :
a murderous deed.
2.
guilty of, bent on, or capable of .
3.
extremely difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant:
murderous heat.
/ˈmɜːdərəs/
adjective
1.
intending, capable of, or guilty of murder
2.
(informal) very dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: a murderous road
adj.

1530s, a hybrid from murder + -ous. An Old English word for it was morðorhycgende. Related: Murderously; murderousness.

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