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4 definitions found
 for cutthroat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cutthroat \Cut"throat`\ (k[u^]t"thr[=o]t`), n.
     One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cutthroat \Cut"throat`\, a.
     1. Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Ruthless; conducted without restraint; as, cutthroat
        competition.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cutthroat
      adj 1: ruthless in competition; "cutthroat competition";
             "bowelless readiness to take advantage" [syn:
             cutthroat, fierce, bowelless]
      n 1: someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "cutthroat":
     Cain, apache, assassin, assassinator, barbaric, barbarous,
     bloodletter, bloodshedder, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded,
     bravo, brutal, brutish, bucko, bully, bullyboy, burker, butcher,
     button man, cannibal, cold-blooded, competing, competitive, cruel,
     deadly, desperado, devil, emulous, eradicator, exacting, excessive,
     executioner, exorbitant, exterminator, extortionate, extravagant,
     fancy, feral, ferocious, fierce, garroter, gorilla, gory, gouging,
     grossly overpriced, gun, gunman, gunsel, gunslinger, hatchet man,
     head-hunter, hell-raiser, hellcat, hit man, homicidal,
     homicidal maniac, homicide, immoderate, in competition, in rivalry,
     inflationary, inhuman, inordinate, killer, lethal, mad dog,
     man-eater, man-killer, manslayer, massacrer, matador, merciless,
     murderer, murderous, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous,
     overpriced, pesticide, pirate, pitiless, poison, poisoner,
     preposterous, prohibitive, red-handed, relentless, rival, rivaling,
     rough, rowdy, ruffian, ruthless, sanguinary, savage,
     self-destructive, skyrocketing, slaughterer, slaughterous, slayer,
     spiraling, strangler, suicidal, thug, torpedo, trigger man,
     truculent, unconscionable, undue, unmerciful, unprincipled,
     unreasonable, unwarranted, usurious, vicious, violent, vying
  
  

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