Definition of assassination in English:



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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We've also heard of several more abductions and now assassinations.’
    • ‘There were also a number of other attacks and assassinations, using machine guns rather than car bombs.’
    • ‘The world has witnessed innumerable political assassinations but few have had earthshaking consequences.’
    murder, killing, political execution, slaughter, butchery, homicide, liquidation, elimination, extermination, termination, doing to death, putting to death, martyrdom
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