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Another word for carnage

  1. The savage killing of many victims

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Another word for carnage


Synonym Study

  • Pogrom refers to an organized, often officially sanctioned, massacre of a minority group, particularly of the Jews in eastern Europe
  • Butchery adds implications of extreme cruelty and of such coldblooded heartlessness as one might display in the slaughtering of animals
  • Massacre implies the indiscriminate and wholesale slaughter of those who are defenseless or helpless to resist
  • Slaughter , as applied to people, suggests extensive and brutal killing, as in battle or by deliberate acts of wanton cruelty
  • Carnage stresses the result of bloody and widespread killing and suggests the accumulation of the bodies of the slain