(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. massacre, slaughter; shambles, butchery. See killing.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. slaughter, massacre, slaying, butchery, wholesale killing, mass murder, mass homicide, butchering, manslaughter, gore, blood, bloodshed, shambles, extermination, havoc, holocaust, hecatomb, warfare, annihilation, rapine, pogrom, slaying, bloodletting, blood bath, effusion of blood, saturnalia of blood, blood and guts*; see also destruction 1 , murder .
Syn.- carnage stresses the result of bloody and widespread killing and suggests the accumulation of the bodies of the slain; slaughter , as applied to people, suggests extensive and brutal killing, as in battle or by deliberate acts of wanton cruelty; massacre implies the indiscriminate and wholesale slaughter of those who are defenseless or helpless to resist; butchery adds implications of extreme cruelty and of such coldblooded heartlessness as one might display in the slaughtering of animals; pogrom refers to an organized, often officially sanctioned, massacre of a minority group, particularly of the Jews in Eastern Europe
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[KAR nij]
bloody slaughter.
The young soldiers were appalled by the carnage of war.
SYN.: slaughter, bloodshed, massacre, bloodbath, butchery, holocaust, decimation, gore, mass murder, annihilation.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The savage killing of many victims: bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, butchery, massacre, pogrom, slaughter. See HELP.

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