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Meaning of DESPERADO

Pronunciation:  `despu'râdow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
 

DESPERADO is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: desperate criminal
 
 See Also: criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Des`per*a"do\, n.; pl. {Desperadoes}. [OSp.
desperado, p. p. of desperar, fr. L. desperare. See
{Desperate}.]
A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions,
and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apache, assassin, assassinator, badman, bandit, betrayer, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bravo, bucko, bully, bullyboy, burker, butcher, button man, Cain, cannibal, convict, criminal, crook, cutthroat, deceiver, desperate criminal, devil, double-dealer, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, felon, fugitive, gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, garroter, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel, hatchet man, head-hunter, hellcat, hell-raiser, hit man, homicidal maniac, homicide, jailbird, Judas, killer, lawbreaker, mad dog, man-eater, man-killer, manslayer, massacrer, matador, mobster, murderer, outlaw, pesticide, poison, poisoner, public enemy, quisling, racketeer, rough, rowdy, ruffian, scofflaw, slaughterer, slayer, strangler, swindler, thief, thug, torpedo, traitor, trigger man, two-timer
 

 

 

 

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