Murderous 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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Bloody; sanguinary; bloodguilty; bloodthirsty; fell; savage; cruel. [1913 Webster]

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