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Synonyms for havoc
ˈhæv əkhav·oc

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. havoc

    A massacre is the indiscriminate killing in numbers of the unresisting or defenseless; butchery is the killing of men rudely and ruthlessly as cattle are killed in the shambles. Havoc may not be so complete as massacre, nor so coldly brutal as butchery, but is more widely spread and furious; it is destruction let loose, and may be applied to organizations, interests, etc., as well as to human life; "as for Saul, he made havoc of the church," Acts viii, 3. Carnage (Latin caro, carnis, flesh) refers to widely scattered or heaped up corpses of the slain; slaughter is similar in meaning, but refers more to the process, as carnage does to the result; these two words only of the group may be used of great destruction of life in open and honorable battle, as when we say the enemy was repulsed with great slaughter, or the carnage was terrible.

    butchery, carnage, massacre, slaughter

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. havoc

    desolation, ruin, waste, wreck, ravage, demolition, destruction, devastation

    conservation, enhancement, enrichment, augmentation, development, productiveness, luxuriance, prosperity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. havoc, mayhemnoun

    violent and needless disturbance


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  1. havocnoun

    ravage, devastation, destruction, desolation, waste, ruin, spoil, pillage, rapine, spoliation, slaughter, carnage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. havocnoun

    destruction, devastation, waste, ruin, desolation, demolition, wreck


  1. List of known nicknames for "Havoc":

    Havoc of Mobb Deep, Kejuan Muchita, Mobb Deep

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  1. Tom Buchanan:

    Feral hogs wreak havoc on Oklahoma's farms, ranches and ecosystems, and cost farmers, ranchers and landowners.

  2. Joel Goldstein:

    You can't be in the room at Obama White House if you have to be down at Capitol Hill to break a tie vote. You can't be traveling around the world to meet with leaders on the international stage, or you can't be traveling domestically, it can work havoc with the vice president's calendar.

  3. Selin Sayek Boke:

    He is cornered, if he resigns he is going to be blamed for bringing havoc to the financial markets. If he does not resign, he will be blamed (for stalling growth).

  4. Bruce Sewell:

    Hackers and cyber criminals could use this to wreak havoc on our privacy and personal safety.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    We must end their murderous reign and prevent them from not only continuing to wreak havoc, terror and violence in the area where they are operating, but export it.

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