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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

terrorist (plural terrorists)

  1. A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals.
    • 2016 April 10, John Oliver, “Credit Reports”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 8, HBO:
      Hooooly shit! That is terrible, because (1), he is not a terrorist, and (2), I do hope we have a better strategy for dealing with terrorists than flagging their credit reports and denying them their dream apartments! Hey, not in America! Not in America!
  2. An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

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AdjectiveEdit

terrorist (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to terrorism.

Usage notesEdit

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 or 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 their supposed enemies.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

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

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

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

terror +‎ -ist

NounEdit

terrorist c

  1. terrorist

DeclensionEdit

Declension of terrorist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative terrorist terroristen terrorister terroristerna
Genitive terrorists terroristens terroristers terroristernas

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