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1. killing

noun. ['ˈkɪlɪŋ'] the act of terminating a life.

Synonyms

  • coup de grace
  • dispatch
  • suicide
  • fell
  • euthanasia
  • ending
  • self-destruction
  • poisoning
  • ritual killing
  • deathblow
  • sacrifice
  • genocide
  • putting to death
  • conclusion
  • self-annihilation
  • decapitation
  • homicide
  • termination
  • suffocation
  • racial extermination
  • despatch
  • asphyxiation
  • kill
  • electrocution
  • mercy killing
  • race murder
  • slaughter
  • death

Antonyms

  • activation
  • continuance
  • continuation
  • monetization

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • kill (English)
  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Killing

  • instilling
  • fulfilling
  • distilling
  • unwilling
  • zwilling
  • trilling
  • thrilling
  • swilling
  • spilling
  • quilling
  • grilling
  • drilling
  • yearling
  • willing
  • tilling
  • shilling
  • schilling
  • rilling
  • pilling
  • milling
  • hilling
  • filling
  • dilling
  • chilling
  • billing

Example sentences of the word killing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
This habit arises from the natural behavior of killing prey and bringing it back to the den for kittens.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A clean killing shot is best, if not always possible.

Quotes containing the word killing


1. Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.
- Nagarjuna

2. Is this the part where you say if I hurt her, you'll kill me?""No"Simon said, "If you hurt Clary she's quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

3. It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. killing

noun. ['ˈkɪlɪŋ'] an event that causes someone to die.

Synonyms

  • human death
  • violent death

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • victory
  • middle

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • kill (English)
  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. killing

adjective. ['ˈkɪlɪŋ'] very funny.

Synonyms

  • humorous
  • humourous

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • ascend
  • rise

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • kill (English)
  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. killing

noun. ['ˈkɪlɪŋ'] a very large profit.

Synonyms

  • net income
  • net profit
  • net
  • profits
  • cleanup
  • profit
  • lucre

Antonyms

  • buy
  • be born
  • switch on
  • add

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • kill (English)
  • killen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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