thug


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Synonyms for thug

Synonyms for thug

a person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

Synonyms for thug

an aggressive and violent young criminal

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It is believed he has surrounded himself with young thugs who he believes will offer him security.
Then-President George W Bush on al Qaeda: "If we let down our guard against this group of thugs,they will hurt us again.
This point did not get enough attention, knowing that the latter could be described as senior thugs, if not the scholars of thuggery, as they are writing and talking on Lebanese and Arab media outlets, accusing any Arab country condemning the collective massacres and the killing of innocent children of being a pro-Zionist conspirator, and describing the protesters of being terrorists and saboteurs working for a foreign state
The women were screamed at, dragged around the shop and threatened with a knife as the thugs demanded they open the safe.
COMMUNITY Service is too good for these three thugs.
NORTHRIDGE -- The government called them thugs and hoodlums.
The third thug was a black youth around 13 or 14 years old.
POLICE were last night hunting two thugs who robbed a 78 year-old man in his own home, it emerged last night.
But what makes the perspective of Venus as a Boy even more remarkable than its dalliance with both the intensely profane and the characters' obsession with various forms of redemption, is that it is written from the point of view of a racist thug who beat, violated, and humiliated the young Luke Sutherland upon his migration to the Orkney Islands after being adopted by a white English family.
Lanya, who refuses to identify as an "artist," successfully starts a school; later, in one of the book's best scenes, she ropes Denny, a teenage thug, into performing in her experimental composition.
It's time to stop calling these people loyalists - a thug is a thug and nothing more.
So begins Thug, and the thrillerish pace is kept up throughout, the storming narrative grounded in historical and political detail.
Sir, - In the nine months since I became a city councillor, I have become increasingly surprised at just how much 'society' is controlled by the teenage thug.
Shark is perhaps a bit too smart and articulate for a common street thug, but this seems necessary to balance the overly educated and deceitful Murray.
The big thug was a priest, and this was Communion at the parish we were visiting.