murderousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

murderous +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

murderousness (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of being murderous.
    • 2007 April 15, Ruth Conniff, “Children’s Books”, in New York Times[1]:
      In “Chase,” Haas strikes a balance between evoking the brutal lives of the exploited mineworkers and acknowledging the murderousness of some of their deeds.