Definition of assassination in English:


Line breaks: as¦sas¦sin|ation
Pronunciation: /əˌsasɪˈneɪʃn


[mass noun]
The action of assassinating someone: the assassination of President Kennedy [as modifier]: a failed assassination attempt [count noun]: a wave of bombings and assassinations
More example sentences
  • We are talking of torture and extrajudicial executions or assassinations.
  • It has also raised fears that political assassinations are making a comeback as a way to eliminate opposition figures.
  • The world has witnessed innumerable political assassinations but few have had earthshaking consequences.
murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination, termination, putting/doing to death, martyrdom
informal hit
literary slaying

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