Assassin vs Assassinlike - What's the difference?

assassin | assassinlike |

As a noun assassin

is (historical) a member of a muslim militant group responsible for murdering christian leaders during the crusades.

As a verb assassin

is (nonstandard) to assassinate.

As an adjective assassinlike is

resembling or characteristic of an assassin.




(en noun)
  • (historical) A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.
  • *, II.29:
  • The Assassines , a nation depending of Phœnicia, are esteemed among the Mahometists of a soveraigne devotion and puritie of maners; they hold, that the readiest and shortest way to gaine Paradise, is to kill some one of a contrary religion.
  • Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin , a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}
  • Any ruthless killer.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * (assassin spider) * assassinate * assassination * assassinator * assassinatrix * assassinous * royal assassin


    (en verb)
  • (nonstandard) To assassinate.
  • assassinlike



    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of an assassin.