murderous etymology

English word murderous comes from English murder, English -ous

Detailed word origin of murderous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
murder English (eng) (figuratively, colloquial) To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one’s anger at somebody).. (figuratively, colloquial, British) to devour, ravish.. (transitive, sports, figuratively, colloquial) To defeat decisively.. To botch or mangle.. To deliberately kill (a person or persons). (countable) An act of deliberate killing of another being, especially a human.. [...]
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
murderous English (eng) Intending, or likely to commit murder; bloodthirsty or homicidal.. Very difficult.

Words with the same origin as murderous

Descendants of -ous
analogy courageous delirious gorge gorgeous nauseous outrageous poisonous spontaneous