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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of, guilty of, or intending murder.
  • adjective Characteristic of or giving rise to murder or bloodshed.
  • adjective Informal Capable of devastating or overwhelming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of murder; pertaining to or involved in murder: as, a murderous act.
  • Guilty of murder; delighting in murder.
  • Characterized by murder or bloody cruelty.
  • Very brutal, cruel, or destructive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Intending, or likely to commit murder; bloodthirsty or homicidal.
  • adjective Very difficult.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being

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