Antonyms for murderous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : mur-der-uh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɜr dər əs

Definition of murderous

Origin :
  • 1530s, a hybrid from murder + -ous. An Old English word for it was morðorhycgende. Related: Murderously; murderousness.
  • adj difficult
Example sentences :
  • Murderous house-thieves do not send people to sleep: they kill them.
  • Extract from : « Messengers of Evil » by Pierre Souvestre
  • Murderous shavers and hooks Swiftly your pride will diminish.
  • Extract from : « A line-o'-verse or two » by Bert Leston Taylor
  • Murderous minstrel, instrument of evil, most innocent instrument!
  • Extract from : « Thus Spake Zarathustra » by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Murderous riots or incendiary outrages took place in no fewer than 167 towns and villages, including Warsaw, Odessa and Kiev.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 » by Various
  • Murderous War was here, and frantic Discord, whose viperous locks are bound with bloody fillets.
  • Extract from : « Half a Hundred Hero Tales » by Various
  • Murderous knaves who, in the heart of the city, close to the imperial precincts, endangered the lives of peaceful people at night!
  • Extract from : « Barbara Blomberg, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • Murderous rivalry often reigns between them, and fraternal affection is almost unknown.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings » by F. W. Farrar
  • Murderous indeed was the broadside Duncan poured into her, raking her from aft to fore.
  • Extract from : « As We Sweep Through The Deep » by Gordon Stables
  • "Murderous mania; the same motive that drove him to kill the sheep," said Dick Colton.
  • Extract from : « The Flying Death » by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Murderous enemy as he was, it seemed to me I should never have slept a wink all the rest of my life.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

Synonyms for murderous

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