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terrorism

noun

1 terrorism

The calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.

synonyms: act of terrorism, terrorist act.

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more

Dutch: terrorisme
Polish: terroryzm




Moby thesaurus: Bolshevikism, Bolshevism, Carbonarism, Castroism, Jacobinism, Maoism, Sinn Feinism, acuteness, anarchism, animality, argumentum baculinum, atrocity, barbarity, big stick, bloodlust, brutality, despotism, destructiveness, domination, domineering ... show more.

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