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Synonyms for massacre
ˈmæs ə kərmas·sacre

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Wiktionary2.6 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. internecion

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. massacreverb

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

  2. massacrenoun

    Synonyms:
    butchery, slaughter, carnage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. massacrenoun

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

  2. massacreverb

    Synonyms:
    butcher, slaughter

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD5.0 / 1 vote

  1. massacre

    Synonyms:
    Mass murder, see there

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How to use massacre in a sentence?

  1. Marlon Kimpson:

    This will not be done in a knee-jerk fashion, i'm going to be in focus groups with business leaders and talking to constituents. The massacre opened up an opportunity but to build a super majority will require a lot of work.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    That is a New York massacre.

  3. Marc Duvoisin:

    Urgent questions about the police response to the massacre have not been answered with clarity or consistency, and residents' frustration began to boil over on social media, the information gap became a partisan talking point, and elected officials began to demand answers and an investigation.

  4. Van Ellis:

    We're not asking for a handout. All we are asking for is for a chance to be treated like a first-class citizen who truly is a beneficiary of the promise that this is a land where there is' liberty and justice for all, we are asking for justice for a lifetime of ongoing harm. Harm that was caused by Tulsa Race Massacre.

  5. Jose Maria Hernandez:

    This is a massacre. A barbarity. These police surrounded the house and burned it after my nephew refused to let them put snipers on the roof.


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