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murderous

Pronunciation: /ˈmɜːrdərəs; ˈmɜːdərəs/

Translation of murderous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [instinct] asesino; [individual] de instintos asesinos; [plan] criminal there was a murderous glint in his eye su mirada tenía un brillo asesino she was in a murderous mood when she got back regresó de un humor de perros [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Still, the doctor is not convinced, but he does offer his story of a murderous ventriloquist whose dummy seemed more alive, and violent, than he was.
    • He was capable of murderous cruelty when angered.
    • As a high-ranking servant of a murderous despot, he lied often.
    1.2 (deadly, lethal) [onslaught] mortífero; [roads] peligrosísimo
    Example sentences
    • Determined to avenge her, Marv pursues a violent, murderous course that takes him to the heart of the city's power structure, and seals his fate.
    • The boy and his accomplices failed in their murderous conspiracy.
    • If I ever snap and go on a murderous killing spree, it'll be because of this guy.
    Example sentences
    • After that the schedule turns murderous starting with back-to-back home games with New England and Philadelphia to complete the first half.
    • Expect the Sonics and Clippers to take a step back amid murderous January schedules.
    • The sun's rays were murderous; of course no one around me noticed, they were all so wrapped up in the game.
    1.3 (very taxing) the heat/climate is murderous el calor/clima es insufrible or infernal they asked me some murderous questions on cybernetics me tiraron a matar con unas preguntas sobre cibernética [colloquial/familiar]

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