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English

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Etymology

French terroriste. See terror. First used by Edmund Burke

Noun

Singular
terrorist

Plural
terrorists

terrorist (plural terrorists)

  1. One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; originally applied to an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
  2. Anyone who uses terror as a weapon in a political struggle, frequently in an attempt to coerce a more powerful opponent, such as a government.

Translations

Adjective

terrorist (not comparable)

Positive
terrorist

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or relating to terrorism.

Usage notes

The use of the label "terrorist" is often controversial or subjective, since one person's terrorist may be another's freedom fighter, and vice versa. A cynical definition may be that a terrorist is someone who murders or terrorizes more of those for whom the terrorist is fighting, than his supposed enemies.

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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for terrorist Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form terrorist terroristen terrorister terroristerna
Possessive form terrorists terroristens terroristers terroristernas

terrorist c.

  1. terrorist

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