hoodlum

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Synonyms for hoodlum

Synonyms for hoodlum

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

a rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

Synonyms for hoodlum

an aggressive and violent young criminal

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They work matters more like clock work, and keep such a tight rein that there is not the least indication of hoodlumism.
Mom's first gracious presence at the ballot-box was roughly concomitant with the start toward a new all-time low in political scurviness, hoodlumism, gangsterism, labor strife, monopolistic thuggery, moral degeneration, civic corruption, smuggling, bribery, theft, murder, homosexuality, drunkenness, financial depression, chaos and war.
And my malice from that time, that terrible obstinate malice, came from a sort of intellectual hoodlumism.
Frightened and resentful after of summer of hoodlumism and hatred, the nation's white majority might react by turning away from the Negro and deferring - or discarding - the dream of genuine equality.