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1. slaying

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

Synonyms

  • bloodshed
  • lynching
  • regicide
  • carnage
  • parricide
  • liquidation
  • fratricide
  • uxoricide
  • elimination
  • massacre
  • tyrannicide
  • execution
  • murder
  • 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

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slay (English)
  • sleen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Slaying

  • portraying
  • overplaying
  • displaying
  • disobeying
  • replaying
  • prepaying
  • nonpaying
  • doomsaying
  • dismaying
  • crocheting
  • conveying
  • betraying
  • surveying
  • straying
  • spraying
  • repaying
  • purveying
  • delaying
  • decaying
  • buffeting
  • swaying
  • staying
  • preying
  • praying
  • playing
  • obeying
  • greying
  • graying
  • fraying
  • allaying

Sentences with slaying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
You need to channel your energy toward slaying the virus, not tearing it up on your treadmill.

Quotes about slaying


1. HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There arefour kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, andpraiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slainwhether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is foradvantage of the lawyers.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

2. Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.
- A. N. Wilson

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