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1. murder

noun. ['ˈmɝːdɝ'] unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.

Synonyms

  • bloodshed
  • lynching
  • regicide
  • carnage
  • parricide
  • liquidation
  • fratricide
  • uxoricide
  • elimination
  • massacre
  • tyrannicide
  • execution
  • slaying
  • filicide
  • dry-gulching
  • infanticide
  • mariticide
  • thuggee
  • mass murder
  • homicide
  • hit
  • assassination
  • gore
  • shoot-down
  • slaughter
  • contract killing

Antonyms

  • synthesis
  • child
  • fall back
  • bottom out

Etymology

  • murder (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Murder

  • werder
  • herder
  • girder
  • birder

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A common misspelling of murder is muder

Example sentences of the word murder


1. Noun, singular or mass
Guns are a major cause of death through murder, suicide, and accident.

Quotes containing the word murder


1. Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.
- J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

2. Ah, my daughter,ʺ he said. ʺEighteen, and already youʹve been accused of murder, aided felons, and acquired a death count higher than most guardians will ever see.ʺ He paused. ʺI couldnʹt be prouder.
- Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

3. Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

2. murder

verb. ['ˈmɝːdɝ'] kill intentionally and with premeditation.

Synonyms

  • polish off
  • off
  • dispatch
  • remove
  • burke
  • hit
  • kill
  • slay
  • bump off

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • victory
  • exempt
  • unsoured

Etymology

  • murder (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. murder

verb. ['ˈmɝːdɝ'] alter so as to make unrecognizable.

Synonyms

  • falsify
  • garble
  • warp
  • mutilate
  • distort

Antonyms

  • top out
  • miss
  • defend
  • fail

Etymology

  • murder (Middle English (1100-1500))
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