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Patriots vs Terrorist - What's the difference?

patriots | terrorist |

As nouns the difference between patriots and terrorist

is that patriots is while terrorist is terrorist.




  • terrorist


    (en noun)
  • A person, group, or organization that uses violent action, or the threat of violent action, to further political goals.
  • An agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the in France.
  • Hyponyms

    * lone wolfer


  • Of or relating to terrorism.
  • Usage notes

    The use of the label "terrorist" is often controversial or subjective, since one person's terrorist may be another's "freedom fighter", and vice versa depending on somebody's personal ideology of beliefs. A cynical definition may be that a terrorist is someone who murders or terrorizes more of those for whom the terrorist is fighting, than his supposed enemies.


  • (person who uses terror as a weapon in a political struggle)