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Synonyms for butcher
ˈbʊtʃ ərbutch·er

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. butcher

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, despatch, execute, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slaughter, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. butcher, meatmannoun

    a retailer of meat

    Synonyms:
    bungler, fumbler, botcher, meatman, sad sack, stumbler, blunderer, slaughterer, bumbler

  2. butchernoun

    a brutal indiscriminate murderer

    Synonyms:
    bungler, fumbler, botcher, meatman, sad sack, stumbler, blunderer, slaughterer, bumbler

  3. butcher, slaughterernoun

    a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market

    Synonyms:
    bungler, fumbler, botcher, meatman, sad sack, stumbler, blunderer, slaughterer, bumbler

  4. bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, fuckupverb

    someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

    Synonyms:
    bloomer, blunderer, botcher, bungle, flub, blooper, stumbler, tripper, pratfall, fumbler, foul-up, sad sack, meatman, boo-boo, blunder, bumbler, slaughterer, boner, botch, bungler

  5. butcher, slaughterverb

    kill (animals) usually for food consumption

    "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"

    Synonyms:
    massacre, mow down, slaughter

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. butchernoun

    Synonyms:
    slayer, killer, murderer, slaughterer, assassin, cut-throat

  2. butcherverb

    Synonyms:
    kill, MURDER, slay, slaughter, massacre, ASSASSINATE, despatch, put to death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. butcherverb

    Synonyms:
    slaughter

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "butcher":

    boucher, stopper, executioner

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How to use butcher in a sentence?

  1. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, cone a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

  2. Robert Heinlein:

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

  3. Prosecutor Mike Murray:

    Not only did he (Van) butcher him, but then he threw his reputation and his good name out the window by alleging him to be a rapist.

  4. Huntington Park Police Department:

    The suspect continued to threaten officers with the butcher knife, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

  5. Stella Kyriakides:

    We reject the logic of first come, first served, that may work at the neighborhood butcher's but not in contracts and not in our advanced purchase agreements.


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