Definition of assassination in English:

assassination

noun

  • [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’
    • ‘The world has witnessed innumerable political assassinations but few have had earthshaking consequences.’
    • ‘We've also heard of several more abductions and now assassinations.’
    • ‘We are talking of torture and extrajudicial executions or assassinations.’
    • ‘There were also a number of other attacks and assassinations, using machine guns rather than car bombs.’
    • ‘It has also raised fears that political assassinations are making a comeback as a way to eliminate opposition figures.’
    murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination, termination, doing to death, putting to death, martyrdom
    hit
    slaying
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Pronunciation:

assassination

/əˌsasɪˈneɪʃn/