Definition of genocide in English:
The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
- The answer to how people or states convince themselves to commit murder or genocide is complex.
- Churchill argues that the experiences of his people are nothing less than genocide.
- After we liberated Europe we did not come home to deny freedoms and practise genocide here.
mass murder, mass homicide, massacre;
annihilation, extermination, elimination, liquidation, eradication, decimation, butchery, bloodletting;
pogrom, ethnic cleansing, holocaust
1940s: from Greek genos 'race' + -cide.
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