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holocaust

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of holocaust

  1. 1 a destructive burning <the holocaust caused by the ignited chemicals completely destroyed the factory and several surrounding homes> Synonyms conflagration, fire, infernoRelated Words blaze, flare-up; backfire, bonfire, brush fire, campfire, forest fire, wildfire; arson

  2. 2 the killing of a large number of people <as many as 2,000,000 people may have perished in the holocaust perpetrated by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge> Synonyms bloodbath, butchery, carnage, death, massacre, slaughterRelated Words bloodletting, bloodshed, foul play, homicide, killing, manslaughter, murder, slaying; mortality; annihilation, decimation, demolishing, destruction, devastation, eradication, extermination; genocide, pogrom; assassination, execution





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