Synonyms of murder in English:

murder


See definition of murder

noun

1‘the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker’

SYNONYMS

killing, homicide, assassination, liquidation, extermination, execution, slaughter, butchery, massacre

manslaughter

patricide, matricide, parricide, fratricide, sororicide, filicide, infanticide, uxoricide, regicide

literary slaying

2‘driving there was murder’

SYNONYMS

hell, hell on earth, a nightmare, an ordeal, a trial, a difficult experience, a frustrating experience, a unpleasant experience, misery, torture, agony


verb

1‘someone tried to murder him’

SYNONYMS

kill, do to death, put to death, assassinate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, neutralize, dispatch, butcher, cut to pieces, slaughter, massacre, wipe out, mow down

informal bump off, do in, do away with, do for, knock off, blow away, blow someone's brains out, stiff, take out, top, croak, give someone the works, dispose of, hit, zap

North American informal ice, rub out, smoke, waste, off, whack, scrag

North American euphemistic terminate with extreme prejudice

literary slay

2‘Anna was murdering a Mozart sonata’

See bungle

3‘he murdered his lacklustre opponent’