Synonyms of massacre in English:



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