terroristic

adjective
ter·​ror·​is·​tic | \ ˌter-ər-ˈi-stik How to pronounce terroristic (audio) \

Definition of terroristic

: involving or employing violent acts of terror : marked by terrorism terroristic threats accused of conspiring to carry out terroristic acts resorting to terroristic tactics terroristic organizations/regimes He demonstrates how, in applying their openly terroristic concept of warfare, the officer corps, and not just the SS, promoted mentalities and practices that prepared the ground for the mass liquidations.— V. R. Berghahn

Examples of terroristic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating whether speakers and organizers at the Jan. 6 rally outside the Minnesota State Capitol and Walz's residence committed acts of terroristic threats or other crimes. Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune, "Violent words in St. Paul: When does free speech become terroristic threat?," 16 Jan. 2021 Utah prosecutors charged Ross on Friday with two counts of second-degree felony terroristic threats. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, "New York man charged with sending threatening emails to Utah legislators over Provo Canyon School," 11 Dec. 2020 Adherents of this bizarre fantasy have been connected to assaults, terroristic threats, and harassment campaigns. Wired Staff, Wired, "The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 Woman arrested on multiple counts Little Rock police arrested Christianna Virden, 29, during a traffic stop Thursday on terroristic act charges related to an incident earlier in the week, according to an arrest report. William Sanders, Arkansas Online, "POLICE BEAT: Woman arrested on multiple counts," 20 Dec. 2020 Staton was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, and harassment. Fox News, "NJ woman confronts Atlantic City mayor, threatens to kill him and his family: police," 14 Dec. 2020 Zheng was arrested and charged with bias intimidation, cyber-harassment and making terroristic threats and is being held without bail at Hudson County Correctional Center. NBC News, "A bookshop owner was targeted in a bias incident. The community rallied behind her.," 6 Dec. 2020 Officers arrested Jacob Neel, 19, and charged him with aggravated assault, first-degree terroristic act and tampering with physical evidence. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, "Four men arrested in Bryant shooting," 3 Dec. 2020 Authorities are investigating Stahl on charges related to terroristic threats, reckless driving, failure to stop, speeding, operating while under the influence, and drug possession. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Man caught driving 130 mph was allegedly high on LSD and intended to kill Sen. Claire McCaskill," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of terroristic

1842, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2021

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“Terroristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terroristic. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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