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Synonyms for massacre
ˈmæs ə kər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    kill a large number of people indiscriminately

    "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

    Synonyms:
    butcher, mow down, slaughter

Wiktionary

  1. massacre(noun)

    Synonyms:
    slaughter, butchery, carnage

  2. massacre(noun)

    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. massacre(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. massacre(v. a.)

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

  2. massacre(n.)

    Synonyms:
    butchery, slaughter, carnage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. massacre(n)

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

  2. massacre(v)

    Synonyms:
    butcher, slaughter

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. massacre

    Synonyms:
    Mass murder, see there

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#14083slaughter
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#19402havoc
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#28633carnage
#37117debacle
#44214massacres
#45032shambles
#49473slaughterhouse
#50506thrashing
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#90986butchering
#93025butchery
#101739bloodletting
#140156drubbing
#168547trouncing
#302347walloping

How to use massacre in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Lopez Obrador:

    I, as president, and at the same time as commander of the country's armed forces, will never give the order to massacre, to repress the people of Mexico.

  3. Luisa Ortega:

    We're convinced, after a technically and scientifically rigorous investigation, that in total 21 people disappeared, we are still determining the motive ... of this massacre.

  4. Prosecutor George Brauchler:

    He made a decision to massacre, and he did, twelve dead from the community. Can anything outweigh that? No. No.

  5. Whoopi Goldberg:

    It’s a tough day today, yet another massacre.


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