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Synonyms for killing
ˈkɪl ɪŋkilling

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  1. killing, violent deathnoun

    an event that causes someone to die

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, kill, violent death, cleanup

    Antonyms:
    unhumorous, humourless, humorless

  2. killing, kill, putting to deathnoun

    the act of terminating a life

    Synonyms:
    putting to death, kill, violent death, cleanup

    Antonyms:
    humourless, humorless, unhumorous

  3. killing, cleanupadjective

    a very large profit

    Synonyms:
    cleansing, cleanup, cleaning, putting to death, cleanup spot, kill, cleanup position, violent death

    Antonyms:
    unhumorous, humourless, humorless

  4. killing, sidesplittingadjective

    very funny

    "a killing joke"; "sidesplitting antics"

    Synonyms:
    sidesplitting

    Antonyms:
    humourless, humorless, unhumorous

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How to use killing in a sentence?

  1. Blake Griffin:

    The thing I love the most is that we all know, one of my favorite things about him is how much he just loves to play basketball, so you know when he’s sitting out it’s just like killing him, so just to see that joy of just being able to play basketball again is fun for us.

  2. President Volodymyr Zelensky:

    We understand what Russia wants to achieve there. Russia needs at least some victory – a small victory – even by ruining everything in President Biden recent visit, just killing every civilian there.

  3. Rugiatu Turay:

    FGM is killing our women and girls. We need to get enough publicity on this incident to draw the attention of government.

  4. Zayda Vayadares:

    The country was bad economically (under Hernández), you could never find a job, the gangs were always extorting and killing people.

  5. Robert X Cringely:

    If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost 100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.


Translations for killing

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  • Erlegen, TötenGerman
  • mortigoEsperanto
  • tappaminen, jättisumma, tappava, jättipotti, tyrmääväFinnish
  • meurtreFrench
  • 殺すJapanese
  • убийство, убиение, [[лишение]] [[жизнь, убой, умерщвлениеRussian
  • touwaedje, moudeWalloon

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