Synonyms for massacre

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : mas-uh-ker
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmæs ə kər

Top 10 synonyms for massacre Other synonyms for the word massacre

Définition of massacre

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Middle French massacrer "to slaughter" (16c.), from massacre (n.) "wholesale slaughter, carnage" (see massacre (n.)). Related: Massacred; massacring.
  • noun killing of many
  • verb kill, often in great numbers
Example sentences :
  • At last the door was forced in and the massacre was completed.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • The second extends from the peace of Nicias to the massacre of Melos.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • It would take only an untoward word, a false movement, to start a massacre.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • The massacre of his family––his wife and seven children––occurred in June, 1772.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers
  • Whenever he came home drunk, he required a woman to massacre.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • Woefully had the massacre of the saints failed to please the palate of the populace.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • Henry had been a very active agent in the Massacre of St. Bartholomew.
  • Extract from : « Henry IV, Makers of History » by John S. C. Abbott
  • Then began a massacre, which nothing in description can convey.
  • Extract from : « Arthur O'Leary » by Charles James Lever
  • Its history in the past has been mainly that of bloody warfare and massacre.
  • Extract from : « The Cathedrals of Northern France » by Francis Miltoun
  • The massacre had occurred less than twenty miles from where we lived.
  • Extract from : « Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail » by Ezra Meeker

Antonyms for massacre

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