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Synonyms for killer
ˈkɪl ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer, slayer(noun)

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

    orca, killer whale, grampus, sea wolf, cause of death, slayer

  2. cause of death, killer(noun)

    the causal agent resulting in death

    "heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"

    slayer, orca, killer whale, grampus, sea wolf, cause of death

  3. killer(noun)

    a difficulty that is hard to deal with

    "that exam was a real killer"

    orca, killer whale, grampus, sea wolf, cause of death, slayer

  4. killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca(noun)

    predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

    cause of death, slayer, killer whale, grampus, sea wolf, orca


  1. killer(noun)

    Excellent, very good.

    murderer, assassin

  2. killer(noun)

    A diacritic mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).

    vowel killer, halant, virama

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. killer(n)

    slayer, murderer, butcher, assassin, assassinator, executor, destroyer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    murderer, assassin, slayer, unsub, kiiler, shooter, deadly, hitter, sharkslayer, gunfighter, hitman, fatal, doer, gunman

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How to use killer in a sentence?

  1. Richard Allen:

    We want to make this a killer app, where you put it on your phone and allow us to use your accelerometer, and we will deliver earthquake early warning.

  2. Takashi Inui:

    Poland are going to be a difficult team to beat, hopefully we can pull together and make a killer effort.

  3. Alejandro Gomez:

    He described it in a completely natural way ... I would say he actually seemed happy to have done this, he wants people to see his picture, to know his name ... I would obviously classify this person as a murderer, a serial killer.

  4. Seneca:

    Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est. Translated: A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

  5. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    We are trying to re-create the days, the weeks, the months of this killer’s life before this attack, and we are also asking those people who had contact with him to come forward and give us that information as well.

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