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

Synonyms for thug

an aggressive and violent young criminal

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Which takes the popular, as in rap, perverts the recurring themes of democracy, resistance, straggle, oppression and transforms them into a glorification of lumpen criminal Thuggishness.
In many ways a forlorn land, maltreated by czars, nearly a century of communist thuggishness and now beset by corruption and other hardships, it yet put that permanent space vehicle into orbit.
Much attention has been devoted to his thuggishness, relatively less to his artistry.
At World Headquarters' you learn a kind of manufactured thuggishness.
The film doesn't cheerlead for Putin's Russia, painting Moscow as a grim place -- corrupt cops stop you in the street, violent skinheads roam the parks -- but it does exhibit most of the unattractive traits 'Putinophobes' tend to associate with that government: thuggishness, brutality, casual homophobia.
Jailing him, Recorder Ray Singh said whatever had gone on between the two girls "your reaction in either event was over the top and showed the bullying attitude and indeed thuggishness you resorted to that day.
A bad cop, on the other hand, can leave his victim dead or permanently damaged, and under the right circumstances one cop's bad call or a group of cops' habitual thuggishness can be the spark that leaves a city like Baltimore in flames.
Saying that, when you see one father-of-three with Miley Cyrus and her lyrics plastered all over his body, thoughts of thuggishness are replaced by ones of "is this a spoof?
The reporting of the sickening floral tributes at both the site and residence following the death of the gunman Raoul Moat, whose actions left two people seriously injured and one dead, is a reflection of the culture of thuggishness, which apparently is popularly supported in our society now.
I think it is a great shame that Mr Price displays such ignorant thuggishness from his privileged position as an ECHO columnist.
Attention is usually focused on the thuggishness of young people.
The enormous progress the movement has made has never been without straggle or setbacks, and while our enemies' names might have changed, their duplicitous thuggishness hasn't.
During the miners' strike we saw TV pictures of unacceptable police behaviour bordering on outright thuggishness.
And there's increasing evidence that the corruption of Bush and the Republican leadership goes beyond lying, to general thuggishness.
SHAME on the loutish Celtic fans who brought their club into disrepute yesterday with a disgraceful display of bigotry and thuggishness.