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Assassination

Pronunciation of Assassination
/ɐsˌasɪnˈe͡ɪʃən/, /ɐsˌasɪnˈe‍ɪʃən/, /ɐ_s_ˌa_s_ɪ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n/

Antonyms for assassination:

birth.

Synonyms for assassination:

killing (noun)

asphyxiation, butchering, elimination, execution, extermination, hanging, liquidation, manslaughter, massacre, purging, removal, slaughter, slaying, strangulation, Dispatching, Snuffing.

Sense 1 (noun)

butchery, contract, euthanasia, foul play, fratricide, genocide, HIT, culpable homicide.

assassination (noun)

character assassination.

homicide (noun)

bloodshed, butchery, carnage, crime, death, erase, foul play, manslaughter, offing, ride, slaying, HIT, murder, rubout, big chill, bump-off.

killing (noun)

asphyxiation, butchering, capital punishment, elimination, execution, extermination, hanging, homicide, liquidation, manslaughter, massacre, purging, removal, slaughter, slaying, strangulation, Dispatching, Snuffing.

massacre (noun)

annihilation, bloodbath, decimation, genocide, Internecion.

murder (noun)

blood, destruction, felony, liquidation, lynching, off, rub out, shooting, terrorism, Dispatching, Knifing, one-way ticket, the business, the works, taking out.

pogrom (noun)

bloodletting.

killing (verb)

shooting.

Sense 1

butchery, destruction, euthanasia, genocide, homicide, infanticide, matricide, patricide, war crime, honor killing, culpable homicide.

Sense 2

foul play, fratricide, parricide, regicide.

Sense 4

contract.

Sense 13

HIT.

elimination

purge.

Usage examples for assassination:

  • Roosevelt's ambition and conduct proves to every man that he was back of McKinley's assassination in some way or other. - "The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt", Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood.
  • What they want to make a fuss about assassination in that family for I can't think! - "The Dark Tower", Phyllis Bottome.
  • It was not the assassination of Sir Benjamin that had disturbed her. - "A Crooked Mile", Oliver Onions.
  • My lord had given us orders for a beating, not an assassination, and we would not have dared to go beyond his commands. - "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.

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