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
informal 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 informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal shellac, blow out, cream, skunk
US informal 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’

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carnage, bloodshed, indiscriminate bloodshed, bloodletting
bloodbath

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

SYNONYMS
crushing defeat, annihilation, drubbing, trouncing, rout
informal massacre, hammering, thrashing, caning, demolition, going-over, licking, pasting, pounding
North American informal shellacking