What is another word for terrorist?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛɹəɹˌɪst] (IPA)

The word "terrorist" has become a heavily debated term in recent years, with some arguing that it is too narrow and often used to stereotype and demonize certain groups. As a result, several synonyms have emerged that attempt to better capture the broader range of actions and motives associated with political violence. These include terms such as insurgent, extremist, militant, freedom fighter, guerilla, and radical. While these words are often used interchangeably, they each carry slightly different connotations that can shed light on the nature of the conflict and the motivations of those involved. Ultimately, the choice of which word to use is often a politically charged decision that reflects the biases and perspectives of the speaker.

What are the paraphrases for Terrorist?

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What are the hypernyms for Terrorist?

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What are the hyponyms for Terrorist?

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  • hyponyms for terrorist (as nouns)

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Usage examples for Terrorist

These two expedients, adopted by the Directory in the summer of 1799, were temporary measures adopted to stem the tide of invasion and to crush revolts; but they were regarded as signs of a permanently terrorist policy, and their removal greatly strengthened the new consular rule.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose
The crowd which had come to gloat over the murdered terrorist stood about whispering, with heads averted, engrossed in their own affairs.
"The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel"
Baroness Orczy
The superstitious fear which the mysterious personality of the Scarlet Pimpernel evoked in the heart of every terrorist had suddenly seized this man in its grip.
"The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel"
Baroness Orczy

Famous quotes with Terrorist

  • Capturing any member of any terrorist cell or any insurgent cell that we may happen to come across is always very, very valuable, and the thing that interests me is that in most instances after a time people talk and they tell us what they know.
    John Abizaid
  • Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist.
    Yasser Arafat
  • The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.
    John Ashcroft
  • We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
    John Ashcroft
  • The elimination of the barbaric terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is good news for the world.
    Spencer Bachus

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