Antonyms for murdered

Grammar : Verb
Spell : mur-der
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɜr dər

Definition of murdered

Origin :
  • c.1300, murdre, from Old English morðor (plural morþras) "secret killing of a person, unlawful killing," also "mortal sin, crime; punishment, torment, misery," from Proto-Germanic *murthra- (cf. Goth maurþr, and, from a variant form of the same root, Old Saxon morth, Old Frisian morth, Old Norse morð, Middle Dutch moort, Dutch moord, German Mord "murder"), from PIE *mrtro-, from root *mer- "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). The spelling with -d- probably reflects influence of Anglo-French murdre, from Old French mordre, from Medieval Latin murdrum, from the Germanic root.
  • Viking custom, typical of Germanic, distinguished morð (Old Norse) "secret slaughter," from vig (Old Norse) "slaying." The former involved concealment, or slaying a man by night or when asleep, and was a heinous crime. The latter was not a disgrace, if the killer acknowledged his deed, but he was subject to vengeance or demand for compensation.
  • Mordre wol out that se we day by day. [Chaucer, "Nun's Priest's Tale," c.1386]
  • Weakened sense of "very unpleasant situation" is from 1878.
  • verb kill
Example sentences :
  • Evidences that she was Murdered before it was Pulled down upon her.
  • Extract from : « That Affair Next Door » by Anna Katharine Green
  • Murdered in 1355, celebrated for her beauty and misfortunes.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 » by Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
  • Murdered by her own daughter's ingratitude and disobedience!
  • Extract from : « The End Of The World » by Edward Eggleston
  • Murdered they must be in order that the participators in the outbreak may find retreat impossible.
  • Extract from : « The Day of Wrath » by Maurus Jkai
  • Murdered beyond all doubt by the husband who drove her mad and made her life a curse.
  • Extract from : « Bats in the Wall » by P. T. Raymond
  • Murdered before him, he must see the dearest object of his love, and this was his daughter Bianca.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Story Book » by Wilhelm Hauff
  • Murdered under official sanction, in accordance with premeditated design.
  • Extract from : « The Boys of '61 » by Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • The specters lips moved, but it was the echo which answered for them in lugubrious shouts: Murdered!
  • Extract from : « Nightmare Tales » by H. P. Blavatsky
  • Murdered under the silent mouths of the rusty cannon which surmount yonder palisade.
  • Extract from : « The Cavaliers of Virginia » by William A. Caruthers
  • Murdered by the Indians he had been, in front of the fort, in the presence of the officers of his own command!
  • Extract from : « The Story of Old Fort Loudon » by Charles Egbert Craddock

Synonyms for murdered

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