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Synonyms of murder in English:


  • 1 the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker
    patricide, matricide, parricide, fratricide, sororicide, filicide, infanticide, uxoricide, regicide
    literary slaying
  • 2 informal driving there was murder
    hell, hell on earth, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trial, a frustrating/unpleasant/difficult experience, misery, torture, agony
  • verb

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  • 1 someone tried to murder him
    kill, put/do to death, assassinate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, neutralize, dispatch, butcher, cut to pieces, slaughter, massacre, wipe out, mow down
    informal bump off, do in, do away with, do for, knock off, blow away, blow someone's brains out, stiff, take out, top, croak, give someone the works, dispose of, hit, zap
    North American informal ice, rub out, smoke, waste, off, whack, scrag
    North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice
    literary slay
  • 2 informal Anna was murdering a Mozart sonata See bungle
  • 3 informal he murdered his lacklustre opponent See trounce
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