Abu sayyaf

All possible synonyms of the word Abu sayyaf as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Abu Sayyaf, Bearer of the Sword


  • a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping; "In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives"


  • Abu Sayyaf
  • Bearer of the Sword

Instance hypernyms

  • terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTO: a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

Topic domains

  • terrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist act: the calculated use of violence (or the 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

Region domains

  • Philippines, Republic of the Philippines: a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

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