HyperDic: terrorist

English > 1 sense of the word terrorist:
NOUNperson terrorista radical who employs terror as a political weapon
terrorist > pronunciation
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English > terrorist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities.
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
InstancesJaffar, Jafar, Jaffar Umar Thalib, Jafar Umar ThalibIndonesian terrorist and Islamic militant who commands the Laskar Jihad
Sanchez, Ilich Sanchez, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, Carlos, Carlos the Jackal, Salim, Andres Martinez, Taurus, Glen Gebhard, Hector Hevodidbon, Michael AssatVenezuelan master terrorist raised by a Marxist-Leninist father
bin Laden, Osama bin Laden, Usama bin LadenArab terrorist who established al-Qaeda (born in 1957)
Member ofterrorist cell, radical cellA cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
NarrowerJacobinA member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution
cyber-terrorist, cyberpunkA programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
sleeperA spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
suicide bomberA terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people
BroaderradicalA person who has radical ideas or opinions
Spanishterrorista
Catalanterrorista
Nounsterroran overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
terrora person who inspires fear or dread
terrorismthe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature

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