Synonyms of killing in English:

killing


See definition of killing

noun

1‘the community was shocked by the brutal killing’

SYNONYMS

murder, taking of life, assassination, homicide, manslaughter, liquidation, elimination, doing to death, putting to death, execution, dispatch, martyrdom

slaughter, massacre, butchery, carnage, bloodshed, destruction, decimation, extermination, eradication, annihilation, wiping out, extinction

patricide, matricide, parricide, infanticide, filicide

literary slaying


adjective

1‘a killing blow’

SYNONYMS

deadly, lethal, fatal, mortal, death-dealing, causing death, life-threatening, final, destructive, dangerous

murderous, homicidal

literary deathly

2‘the Minister has a killing schedule’

SYNONYMS

exhausting, gruelling, punishing, taxing, draining, wearing, prostrating, sapping, crushing, tiring, fatiguing, debilitating, enervating, arduous, tough, demanding, onerous, strenuous, rigorous, relentless, unsparing, grinding, formidable

murderous, back-breaking

British knackering

3‘the suspense will be killing’

SYNONYMS

unbearable, intolerable, unendurable, not to be borne, more than one can bear, more than flesh and blood can stand, insupportable, impossible

cruel, heartbreaking, painful, excruciating, agonizing, grievous

4‘‘I think he's absolutely killing,’ said Muriel’

SYNONYMS

hilarious, hysterically funny, outrageously funny, too funny for words, uproarious, riotous, comic, comical, chucklesome, amusing, laughable, absurd, ludicrous, outrageous

priceless, side-splitting, a scream, a hoot, rib-tickling, killingly funny, screamingly funny


Phrases

    make a killing

      ‘investors are set to make a killing in the sell-off’

      SYNONYMS

      make a large profit, make a fortune, make one's fortune, gain, profit, make money, be successful, be lucky

      clean up, strike it rich, rake it in, make a pile, make one's pile, make a packet, make a bundle, make a pretty penny

      British

      make a bomb

      North American

      make big bucks