Mur"der*ous (?), a.

Of or pertaining to murder; characterized by, or causing, murder or bloodshed; having the purpose or quality of murder; bloody; sanguinary; as, the murderous king; murderous rapine; murderous intent; a murderous assault.

"Murderous coward." Shak. -- Mur"der*ous*ly, adv.

Syn. -- Bloody; sanguinary; bloodguilty; bloodthirsty; fell; savage; cruel.

 

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