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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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Sidon residents have complained of regular disturbances and thuggish behavior by the brigades' fighters and have criticized them for becoming too confident of their authority in the city.
Romney needs resolve to prevail in a thuggish presidential contest.
TROUBLESOME youths and thuggish behaviour isn't confined to Coventry city centre or deprived estates.
While efforts by the British government following the Good Friday Accords of 1998 improved the prospects of peace, the IRA itself began to lose credibility due to the thuggish, even criminal, behaviour of many of its members.
Yob means a rude or thuggish young male, for those of you who don't speak British.
When he finds she and a thuggish boyfriend have been making money by selling his art and grabbing the credit, he kills her.
Outraged over the FDA's totalitarian ambitions and thuggish tactics, millions of Americans supported the 1994 legislation.
backed despot who reveals himself to be as thuggish and corrupt as his predecessor.
Most of Iraq's Shiite leadership is friendly towards the US-led coalition, though open warfare between Shiite groups broke out in Karbala last month, and followers of the young thuggish Shiite theologian Muqtada Al-Sadr are anti-coalition, though they continue to disavow violence.
03), isn't it time for both the magistrates and judges to come down very hard on such thuggish "scum".
We're not surprised by this thuggish behavior from the NBWA.
There's a mindless, thuggish quality to DeLay's broadsides (he says Democrats want "unlimited unemployment compensation so somebody could stay out of work for the rest of their lives"), but we must ask: Is he--and the Republican Party for which he is a prominent voice--saying that the 59 percent of Americans who favor giving UN inspectors more time are appeasers?
More importantly, the thuggish law which favors wholesale distributors, not consumers, is anti-consumer.
Some have said that she is trying to remake Tupac into the son she never had, emphasizing his artistic side over the thuggish side that landed him in jail several times.
After four days of thuggish bullying, bribery and only mild domestic violence, I warded off my extremely observant four-year-old until after the final putt had been sunk.