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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. 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.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands, as I'm sure you remember, threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people, we had our closest allies in Europe burning up the phone lines begging us to help them try to prevent what they saw as a mass genocide, in their words. And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, 'We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi.'.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    An unjust world: I denounce Marijuana and you call me a monster. I denounce same sex marriage, same sex relationships, and same sex intercourse and you call me a monster. I denounce military style weapons and open carry for civilian use and you say I'm violating your rights. I denounce alcohol which causes drunk driving accidents and fatalities, health problems, high crime rates, your more susceptible to injuries and it's a squandering of tax dollars and resources and you call me a monster because I want to abolish it. You underage drink and steal booze but you say I'm the bad guy. You do drugs and steroids and you call me evil. Your irresponsible and get pregnant at 15 and you say I'm abusing the system. You bully people everyday and then when they go on a massacre you call them monsters and evil but really your the monster, your the evil one for bullying them and harming them and forcing them into causing a massacre. You spray paint and vandalize public and private property but you call me a delinquent. You cheat, lie , rape, murder, etc, etc, but I'm the monster for defending myself, I'm the monster for standing up for what is right. You bring your children into a world of violence and abuse them but I'm the monster, you call me the criminal. The way I see it, humanity is the monster, humanity is the criminal, not me.

  4. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    We are extremely concerned by the situation in Aleppo, but Daraya as well, daraya is a symbol and we fear a real massacre.

  5. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We call on European countries to use their energy to stop the massacre in Idlib, rather than trying to corner Turkey for the legitimate steps it took in Syria.

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