Synonyms of murder in English:


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1‘the brutal murder of a German holidaymaker’


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


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

literary slaying

2‘driving there was murder’


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


1‘someone tried to murder him’


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, terminate with extreme prejudice

literary slay

2‘Anna was murdering a Mozart sonata’

See bungle

3‘he murdered his lacklustre opponent’