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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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When Johnny discovers Joe's deception after 15 years, he breaks with his mentor, who thuggishly retaliates by doing to Johnny's wrist what some outhustled thugs did to Paul Newman's thumbs in "The Hustler.
Free market economics has already taken hold to the point that the most reactionary and thuggishly committed communist leader could not turn back the clock now.
According to the official story, the invasion was about routing a drug-trafficking dictator who had thuggishly seized power after a democratic election.
For the album, lead guitar player John Kempainen and bass player Bart Williams leaned hard into the new songs, playing both blazingly fast and intricately progressive parts as well as thuggishly rough passages.
The fact that Strauss's disciples typically behave thuggishly (not to mince words) when put into an academic setting is not at all surprising.
How could people behave so thuggishly, when called upon to hold a minute's silence?
The last thing America needs as it moves toward war is censorship--whether it's self-imposed (see John Kerry), thuggishly demanded (hear Limbaugh and Delay), or criminally enforced (witness Stephen Downs).
Lead guitar player Koichi Fukuda, who left the group shortly after the band's debut album, was back shredding away, and bass player Tony Campos, another founding member, remained as thuggishly enthusiastic for the material as he was when the group first arrived.