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Synonyms of massacre in English:


  • 1 a cold-blooded massacre of innocent civilians
    slaughter, wholesale/mass slaughter, indiscriminate killing, mass murder, mass execution, annihilation, liquidation, decimation, extermination;
    carnage, butchery, bloodbath, bloodletting, pogrom, genocide, ethnic cleansing, holocaust, night of the long knives
    literary slaying
  • 2 informal the game was an 8–0 massacre See rout (sense 2 of the noun)
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  • 1 thousands were brutally massacred
    slaughter, butcher, murder, kill, annihilate, exterminate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, decimate, wipe out, mow down, cut down, put to the sword, put to death
    literary slay
  • 2 informal they were massacred in the final round See trounce
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