Synonyms of slaughter in English:

slaughter


See definition of slaughter

verb

1‘more than 150 bison were slaughtered to provide meat’

SYNONYMS

kill, butcher

2‘innocent civilians are being slaughtered’

SYNONYMS

massacre, murder, butcher, kill, kill off, annihilate, exterminate, execute, liquidate, eliminate, destroy, decimate, wipe out, mow down, cut down, cut to pieces, put to the sword, put to death, send to the gas chambers

literary slay

3‘the first team were slaughtered’

SYNONYMS

defeat utterly, trounce, annihilate, beat hollow, drub, give a drubbing to, crush, rout

hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, pound, pulverize, massacre, crucify, demolish, destroy, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, make mincemeat of, murder, flatten, turn inside out

British stuff, marmalize

North American shellac, blow out, cream, skunk

US own


noun

1‘the slaughter of 20 peaceful demonstrators’

SYNONYMS

massacre, murder, murdering

mass murder, mass killing, wholesale killing, indiscriminate killing, mass homicide, execution, mass execution, destruction, mass destruction, annihilation, extermination, liquidation, decimation, carnage, butchery

pogrom, genocide, ethnic cleansing, holocaust, Shoah, night of the long knives

literary slaying

rare battue, hecatomb

2‘a scene of slaughter’

SYNONYMS

carnage, bloodshed, indiscriminate bloodshed, bloodletting

bloodbath

3‘a desperate attempt to avoid their imminent electoral slaughter’

SYNONYMS

crushing defeat, annihilation, drubbing, trouncing, rout

massacre, hammering, thrashing, caning, demolition, going-over, licking, pasting, pounding

North American shellacking