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butcher

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of butcher

  1. someone who bungles an effort <the newest intern on the campaign is a butcher when it comes to writing press releases> Synonyms blunderbuss, blunderer, botcher, bumbler, bungler, fumbler, screwup Related Words incompetent, muddler Near Antonyms ace, adept, crackerjack (also crackajack), expert, maestro, master, virtuoso, wizard




butcher

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of butcher

  1. 1 to kill on a large scale <the barbarians butchered the monks in the monasteries without mercy> Synonyms massacre, mow (down), slaughterRelated Words assassinate, croak [slang], dispatch, do in, execute, fell, murder, slay, smite, snuff; annihilate, blot out, decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, waste, wipe out

  2. 2 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way <the new piano student butchered the sonatina> Synonyms blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, botch, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw upRelated Words blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms ameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp





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