1. terrorism

noun. ['ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm'] the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.


  • ecological warfare
  • theoterrorism
  • biological terrorism
  • state-sponsored terrorism
  • cyberwar
  • ecological terrorism
  • international terrorism
  • cyber-terrorism
  • nuclear terrorism
  • bioterrorism
  • terrorist act
  • terror
  • chemical terrorism
  • eco-warfare
  • domestic terrorism
  • narcoterrorism
  • act of terrorism
  • ecoterrorism


  • -ism (English)
  • terror (English)
  • terreur (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Terrorism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Sentences with terrorism

1. Noun, singular or mass
While terrorism is a real risk in Bali, it is easy to exaggerate it.

Quotes about terrorism

1. If we ever hope to rid the world of the political AIDS of our time, terrorism, the rule must be clear: One does not deal with terrorists; one does not bargain with terrorists; one kills terrorists.
- Meir Kahane

2. I say if you fight terrorism, it's based in fear, but if you promote peace, it's based on hope.
- Greg Mortenson

3. In some ways, Israel has achieved a peace. There are fewer rockets being sent into Sderot, there are no rockets to speak of from the North, there has been very little terrorism from the West Bank. It's a kind of peace. I hope for a better and more enduring peace. Peace is not an endgame; we will never be completely at peace.
- Alan Dershowitz

2. cyber-terrorism

noun. an assault on electronic communication networks.


  • terrorist act
  • terrorism
  • act of terrorism