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massacre

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of massacre

  1. the killing of a large number of people <the infamous massacre of more than 200 Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota> Synonyms bloodbath, butchery, carnage, death, holocaust, slaughter Related Words bloodletting, bloodshed, foul play, homicide, killing, manslaughter, murder, slaying; mortality; annihilation, decimation, demolishing, destruction, devastation, eradication, extermination; genocide, pogrom; assassination, execution




massacre

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of massacre

  1. to kill on a large scale <the country's rival ethnic groups began massacring one another> Synonyms butcher, mow (down), slaughter Related 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





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