Synonyms of 'desperado'
a reckless person ready to commit any violent illegal actThe judge described him as a `wicked desperado' and jailed him for life.
He was put in a cell with several hardened criminals.
the cowardly thugs who mug old people
a band of desperate outlaws
As a copper, I've spent my life putting villains like him away.
a well-known gangster with convictions for armed robbery
Reports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
a band of cut-throats prepared to undertake the vilest crimes for money
hoodlum mainly US),
a small-time hoodlum attempting to go straight
gangs of ruffians who lurk about
wise guy (US),
face (British, slang),
The money should be spent on training first-time lawbreakers to earn an honest living.
skelm (South Africa)
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in the sense of bandit
a robber, esp. a member of an armed gangReports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
in the sense of cut-throat
a murderera band of cut-throats prepared to undertake the vilest crimes for money
in the sense of gangster
a member of an organized gang of criminalsa well-known gangster with convictions for armed robbery
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Thesaurus for desperado from the Collins English Thesaurus
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