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Synonyms for massacre
ˈmæs ə kərmas·sacre

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Wiktionary

  1. massacrenoun

    Synonyms:
    slaughter, butchery, carnage

  2. massacrenoun

    To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter - limited to the killing of human beings.

    Synonyms:
    butchery, slaughter, carnage

  3. massacrenoun

    Murder.

    Synonyms:
    carnage, slaughter, butchery

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. massacre

    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.

    Synonyms:
    butchery, carnage, havoc, slaughter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcheryverb

    the savage and excessive killing of many people

    Synonyms:
    trouncing, thrashing, abattoir, debacle, walloping, mass murder, drubbing, butchery, whipping, butchering, carnage, slaughterhouse, shambles, slaughter

  2. massacre, slaughter, mow downverb

    kill a large number of people indiscriminately

    "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

    Synonyms:
    butcher, mow down, slaughter

Editors Contribution

  1. internecion

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. massacreverb

    Synonyms:
    butcher (human beings), murder, kill, slay, slaughter

  2. massacrenoun

    Synonyms:
    butchery, slaughter, carnage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. massacrenoun

    Synonyms:
    carnage, butchery (of human beings), slaughter, havoc

  2. massacreverb

    Synonyms:
    butcher, slaughter

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. massacre

    Synonyms:
    Mass murder, see there

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How to use massacre in a sentence?

  1. Avihai Stollar:

    The idea was not to massacre ... but their commanders lied to them and lied to the public that there were no civilians [killed].

  2. Damario Solomon-Simmons:

    We look forward to proving our case around the Massacre's ongoing catastrophic effects and demonstrating the actions that defendants must take to repair and rebuild the Greenwood community during our clients' lifetimes.

  3. Elizabeth Clay:

    There's slashings. There's shootings, my last email to the mayor's office was that, amongst other things, we just had a massacre in Texas, an unstable man who was ignored, but it's not like people didn't know he was unstable. We have a park of mentally unstable people currently slashing and shooting each other. What would make us think this wouldn't turn into something much more tragic ?

  4. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    The' Saturday Night Massacre' occurred because the attorney general and other high-ranking officials in the Justice Department would not do what President Nixon wanted them to do, which was basically, stop investigating me.


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