terrorism
1. [ noun ] the calculated use of violence (or 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
Synonyms: terrorist_act act_of_terrorism
Related terms: coercion chemical_terrorism domestic_terrorism eco-warfare international_terrorism narcoterrorism nuclear_terrorism state-sponsored_terrorism theoterrorism cyber-terrorism terrorist_attack biological_terrorism
Similar spelling:   terrorist
  terrorise
  terrorize