Synonyms of slaughter


1. slaughter, killing, kill, putting to death

usage: the killing of animals (as for food)

2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, defeat, licking

usage: a sound defeat

3. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery, murder, slaying, execution

usage: the savage and excessive killing of many people


1. butcher, slaughter, kill

usage: kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"

2. massacre, slaughter, mow down, kill

usage: kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

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Definition and meaning of slaughter (Dictionary)