terrorist

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Terrorist

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From French terroriste; synchronically terror +‎ -ist. First used by Edmund Burke.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

terrorist (plural terrorists)

  1. A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals; frequently in an attempt to coerce either a more powerful opponent, (such as a citizen or group targeting a government), or conversely, a weaker opponent, (such as a government, or even an internal citizen or group, being targeted by a larger government).
  2. An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

Hyponyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

terrorist (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to terrorism.

Usage notes[edit]

The use of the label "terrorist" is often controversial or subjective, since one person's terrorist may be another's "freedom fighter", and vice versa depending on somebody's personal ideology of beliefs. A cynical definition may be that a terrorist is someone who murders or terrorizes more of those for whom the terrorist is fighting, than his supposed enemies.

Translations[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

terrorist m (definite singular terroristen; indefinite plural terrorister; definite plural terroristene)

  1. terrorist (person who uses terror as a weapon in a political struggle)

Related terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

terrorist m (definite singular terroristen, indefinite plural terroristar, definite plural terroristane)

  1. terrorist (person who uses terror as a weapon in a political struggle)

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

terror +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

terrorist c

  1. terrorist

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]