Synonyms of the sword
▷ See sword
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
butcheryYou can refer to the cruel killing of a lot of people as butchery when you want to express your horror and disgust at this.
• War is simply a legalised form of butchery.
massacreA massacre is the killing of a large number of people at the same time in a violent and cruel way.
• She lost her mother in the massacre.
murderMurder is the deliberate and illegal killing of a person.
• The three accused are charged with attempted murder.
Thesaurus for the sword from the Collins English Thesaurus
violence or power, esp military power
Related Terms of 'the sword'