murderous


mur·der·ous

adjective \ˈmər-d(ə-)rəs\

: very violent or deadly

: very angry

: very harsh or severe

Full Definition of MURDEROUS

1
a :  having the purpose or capability of murder
b :  characterized by or causing murder or bloodshed
2
:  having the ability or power to overwhelm :  devastating <murderous heat>
mur·der·ous·ly adverb
mur·der·ous·ness noun

Examples of MURDEROUS

  1. I can't stand this murderous heat.
  2. The lead runner set a murderous pace.

First Known Use of MURDEROUS

1535

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