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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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Rhymes with Murder

  • werder
  • herder
  • girder
  • birder

How do you pronounce murder?

Pronounce murder as ˈmərdər.

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How do you spell murder? Is it muder ?

A common misspelling of murder is muder

Sentences with murder


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

Quotes about 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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