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 Bennett had been charged with felony terroristic threats and harassing phone calls after allegedly threatening to kill Keashawn Washington, the mother of his 14-month-old daughter, Jaquari Bennett. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 Quartavius Mender was booked into the Fulton jail last week on 23 charges of making terroristic threats, records show. Shaddi Abusaid, ajc, 3 June 2022 California has seen dozens of seizures from people who made terroristic threats – none of whom carried out any attack after the civil order was issued against them. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 May 2022 He was wanted on charges of domestic violence, strangulation, assault and terroristic threats, police said. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 27 May 2022 Javier Torres, 37, was charged with making a terroristic threat. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 31 May 2022 The 16-year-old was charged with making a terroristic threat and aggravated harassment, which are crimes that are not bail eligible, according to the report. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 27 May 2022 He was arrested and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 16 May 2022 In 2019, Stovall was arrested in an unusual incident that led to charges of impersonating an officer and making terroristic threats, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Henri Hollis, ajc, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of terroristic

1842, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Terroristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terroristic. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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