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 Redmond, of Inver Grove Heights, pleaded guilty to terroristic threats and in August was sentenced to 50 days in jail, five years’ probation. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Last of the five South St. Paul drive-by shooting suspects sentenced," 8 Nov. 2019 In September, three students in California were arrested on charges of making terroristic threats. Ed Shanahan, New York Times, "3 Students Charged With Plotting Attack on Their Middle School," 8 Nov. 2019 He is also shown to have previous convictions of driving without a license, terroristic threat and criminal mischief. London Douglas, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area man charged with fifth DWI, given spit mask after becoming belligerent, say authorities," 31 Oct. 2019 He was charged with terroristic threats, causing or risking catastrophe, reckless threat to use a weapon of mass destruction and theft. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Man in elderly mask threatened schools to distract police so he could rob a bank, police say," 24 Oct. 2019 Adam Thomas Converse, 25, is facing charges of making a terroristic threat to a public servant and resisting arrest, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Fox News, "Texas man arrested for threatening San Antonio mayor 14 times in 2 days on Facebook," 14 Oct. 2019 Schumacher was booked into the Clay County jail and is facing charges of felony terroristic threats and having a loaded handgun inside a vehicle without a permit, a misdemeanor. Staff And Wire Reports, Twin Cities, "Moorhead police: Driver with Trump bumper sticker waved gun at driver with Warren bumper sticker," 7 Oct. 2019 The man was jailed on suspicion of terroristic threats and having a loaded handgun inside a vehicle without a permit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Police: Man shows gun after political bumper sticker dispute," 7 Oct. 2019 Deputies with the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office seized an AK-47 and a shotgun from Alexis Wilson, 18, who was charged Monday with making a terroristic threat. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "18-year-old woman allegedly wanted to "shoot 400 people for fun." Police found an AK-47 in her home.," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of terroristic

1842, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2019

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“Terroristic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terroristic. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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