homicidal vs murderous what difference

what is difference between homicidal and murderous

English

Etymology

homicide +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪdəl

Adjective

homicidal (comparative more homicidal, superlative most homicidal)

  1. Of or pertaining to homicide.

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English

Etymology

From murder +‎ -ous (suffix forming adjectives from nouns denoting possession or presence of a quality).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɜːdəɹəs/, /ˈmɜːdɹəs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɝdəɹəs/, /ˈmɝdɹəs/
  • Homophone: murderess (one pronunciation)
  • Hyphenation: mur‧der‧ous

Adjective

murderous (comparative more murderous, superlative most murderous)

  1. Of, characterized by, or pertaining to murder or murderers.
  2. Of a person: intending or likely to commit murder; bloodthirsty, homicidal.
    Synonym: (obsolete) assassinous
    Antonyms: nonmurderous, unmurderous
  3. (often figuratively) Of an object: used to commit murder; capable of causing death; deadly, fatal.
    Antonyms: nonmurderous, unmurderous
  4. (by extension) Very difficult.
    Synonyms: killing; see also Thesaurus:difficult
    Antonyms: see Thesaurus:easy

Alternative forms

  • murtherous (obsolete)

Derived terms

  • murderously
  • murderousness
  • nonmurderous
  • unmurderous

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References

Further reading

  • murder on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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