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Definition of terrorism
[ter·ror·ist | \ ˈter-ər-ist]
An advocate or practitioner of terrorism as a means of coercion.
Definition of terrorist
Or, relating to, or characteristic of terrorists or terrorism : practicing or involving violent acts of terror a terrorist organization
[ter·ror | \ ˈter-ər , ˈte-rər ]
1: a state of intense or overwhelming fear overcome by terror people fleeing the scene in terror He lived in terror of being caught.
2: violence or the threat of violence used as a weapon of intimidation or coercion a regime that rules by terror especially : violent or destructive acts (such as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands an act of terror the war on terror.
3: a very frightening or terrifying aspect the terrors of war
4a: someone or something that inspires fear.
informal: an extremely disruptive or annoying person or thing.