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Synonyms for slaughter
ˈslɔ tərslaugh·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slaughter

    To kill is simply to deprive of life, human, animal, or vegetable, with no suggestion of how or why. Assassinate, execute, murder, apply only to the taking of human life; to murder is to kill with premeditation and malicious intent; to execute is to kill in fulfilment of a legal sentence; to assassinate is to kill by assault; this word is chiefly applied to the killing of public or eminent persons through alleged political motives, whether secretly or openly. To slay is to kill by a blow, or by a weapon. Butcher and slaughter apply primarily to the killing of cattle; massacre is applied primarily and almost exclusively to human beings, signifying to kill them indiscriminately in large numbers; to massacre is said when there is no chance of successful resistance; to butcher when the killing is especially brutal; soldiers mown down in a hopeless charge are said to be slaughtered when no brutality on the enemy's part is implied. To despatch is to kill swiftly and in general quietly, always with intention, with or without right.

    Synonyms:
    assassinate, butcher, despatch, execute, kill, massacre, murder, put to death, slay

    Preposition:
    To kill with or by sword, famine, pestilence, care, grief, etc.; killed for his money, by a robber, with a dagger.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughternoun

    the killing of animals (as for food)

    Synonyms:
    trouncing, thrashing, debacle, walloping, mass murder, drubbing, butchery, whipping, carnage, massacre

  2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whippingnoun

    a sound defeat

    Synonyms:
    whacking, beating, flogging, whipstitch, mass murder, whipping, whipstitching, lacing, carnage, debacle, walloping, drubbing, butchery, thrashing, licking, fiasco, trouncing, massacre, lashing, tanning, flagellation

  3. 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, massacre

  4. butcher, slaughterverb

    kill (animals) usually for food consumption

    "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"

    Synonyms:
    butcher, massacre, mow down

  5. massacre, slaughter, mow downverb

    kill a large number of people indiscriminately

    "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

    Synonyms:
    butcher, massacre, mow down

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slaughternoun

    Synonyms:
    massacre, MURDER, carnage, bloodshed, butchery, ASSASSINATION, MANSLAUGHTER

  2. slaughterverb

    Synonyms:
    massacre, slay, kill, butcher, despatch, MURDER

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slaughternoun

    Synonyms:
    butchery, killing

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How to use slaughter in a sentence?

  1. Gregory McMichael:

    Anytime you pursue a young man, go jump in a truck with shotguns and a pistol... and you follow him and slaughter him like that, that's lynching.

  2. Modoc National Forest:

    This allows trainers who are willing to train large quantities of horses a business opportunity. Several trainers have already stepped up committing to some of these horses, horses can also be sold to sanctuaries, become ranch stock horses, packing horses, or to buyers that may send them to slaughter.

  3. Adnan Abdelkarim:

    In the event the regime advances..., either we will die storming the Turkish wall and fleeing with our families...or slaughter ourselves by turning ourselves over.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

  5. Mohammad Ali Qureshi:

    Members of the VHP came to Deonar abattoir late at night and asked us to stop the slaughter, showing the copy of the High Court order.

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