Thesaurus

butchered

verb
past tense of butcher

Synonyms & Antonyms of butchered

1 to kill on a large scale
  • the barbarians butchered the monks in the monasteries without mercy

Synonyms for butchered

Words Related to butchered

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About butchered

Thesaurus Entries Near butchered

butcher

butchered

butcheries

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Butchered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/butchered. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on butchered

Nglish: Translation of butchered for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of butchered for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!