Associations to the word «Massacre»


MASSACRE, noun. The intentional killing of a considerable number of human beings, under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the norms of civilized people.
MASSACRE, noun. (obsolete) Murder.
MASSACRE, noun. (figuratively) An overwhelming defeat.
MASSACRE, verb. (transitive) To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the norms of civilized people; to butcher; to slaughter. (Often limited to the killing of human beings.)
MASSACRE, verb. (figuratively) To bring an opponent to a decisive defeat.
MASSACRE, verb. (figuratively) To perform a song, play, etc. poorly.
MASSACRE CHASER, noun. A massacre chaser is an individual who associates with a massacre to gain publicity for themselves or their campaign.
MASSACRE CHASERS, noun. Plural of massacre chaser
MASSACRE OF SAINT BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY, proper noun. Synonym of St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

Dictionary definition

MASSACRE, noun. The savage and excessive killing of many people.
MASSACRE, verb. Kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda".

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