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synonyms for thug

  • assassin
  • bandit
  • bully
  • criminal
  • gangster
  • goon
  • gunman
  • hooligan
  • mobster
  • murderer
  • rioter
  • rowdy
  • troublemaker
  • delinquent
  • gorilla
  • hood
  • killer
  • punk
  • ruffian
  • gang member
  • hired killer
  • professional killer
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  • law
  • police
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How to use thug in a sentence

To do so, he had to lie that these prisoners hadn’t really wanted better conditions, that they were just violent thugs.
50 YEARS AFTER ATTICA, PRISONERS ARE STILL PROTESTING BRUTAL CONDITIONS. WILL AMERICA FINALLY LISTEN?HEATHER ANN THOMPSONSEPTEMBER 8, 2021TIME
Starting in 1997, as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Roth held a series of hearings that portrayed IRS agents as menacing thugs.
LORD OF THE ROTHS: HOW TECH MOGUL PETER THIEL TURNED A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS INTO A $5 BILLION TAX-FREE PIGGY BANKBY JUSTIN ELLIOTT, PATRICIA CALLAHAN AND JAMES BANDLERJUNE 24, 2021PROPUBLICA
A militia group called the Kenosha Guard last year created a Facebook event page that encouraged people to “take up arms” and defend the Wisconsin city from “evil thugs.”
CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS FLAGGED DOZENS OF ANTI-MUSLIM PAGES AND GROUPS TO FACEBOOK THAT STAYED UP, LAWSUIT ALLEGESELIZABETH DWOSKINAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Today’s vision of these ancient relations is as distant from old views of Neanderthals—unintelligent cave thugs, the losers of our family tree—as modern astronomy is from the idea of a universe bounded by the Milky Way.
MUCH OF WHAT WE THOUGHT ABOUT NEANDERTHALS WAS WRONG. HERE’S WHY THAT MATTERSREBECCA WRAGG SYKESOCTOBER 27, 2020TIME
If we risk ourselves against these fellows, and are victorious, will not every Thug in the land cry Shabash!
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
After all, Sahib, cannot you now understand the excitement which possesses the soul of a Thug in his pursuit of men?
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
We hear so much of him, that, by Bhowanee, perhaps an unlucky old Thug like myself may pick up something new.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
The old Thug and myself had been bound together, and we were in this state thrust into one of the narrow cells of the jail.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
I and another Thug were directed to watch their movements, while the main body went on.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
The thug is aware that loudness convinces sixty persons where reasoning convinces but one.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
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WORDS RELATED TO THUG

  • culprit
  • evildoer
  • offender
  • perpetrator
  • thug
  • victimizer
  • villain
  • violator
  • wrongdoer
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