Thesaurus

killed

verb
past tense of kill

Synonyms & Antonyms of killed

1 to deprive of life
  • during the war more soldiers were killed by disease than anything else

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Phrases Synonymous with killed

Near Antonyms for killed

Antonyms for killed

2 to reject by or as if by a vote
  • the Senate killed the bill by a single vote

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Near Antonyms for killed

Antonyms for killed

3 to show (something written) to be no longer valid by drawing a cross over or a line through it
  • I think that paragraph is irrelevant, so kill it

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Near Antonyms for killed

  • stetted
4 to use up all the physical energy of
  • the long hike up the mountain just about killed us

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Phrases Synonymous with killed

Near Antonyms for killed

5 to attract or delight as if by magic
  • with his dark good looks he would positively kill the ladies

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Near Antonyms for killed

6 to cause to stop functioning
  • kill the engine before it overheats

Synonyms for killed

Words Related to killed

Near Antonyms for killed

Antonyms for killed

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about killed

Time Traveler for killed

Time Traveler

The first known use of killed was in 1902

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Killed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/killed. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on killed

Dictionary: Definition of killed

Medical Dictionary: Definition of killed

Nglish: Translation of killed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of killed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on killed

What made you want to look up killed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!