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See definition of impalement on Dictionary.com
  • as inexecution
  • as intorture

synonyms for impalement

  • beheading
  • crucifixion
  • decapitation
  • electrocution
  • gassing
  • hanging
  • hit
  • punishment
  • shooting
  • strangulation
  • capital punishment
  • contract killing
  • lethal injection
  • necktie party
  • rubout
  • misery
  • persecution
  • suffering
  • torment
  • ache
  • affliction
  • agony
  • anguish
  • crucifixion
  • distress
  • dolor
  • excruciation
  • laceration
  • martyrdom
  • pang
  • rack
  • tribulation
  • twinge
  • cruciation
  • third degree

antonyms for impalement

MOST RELEVANT
  • abandoning
  • disregard
  • failure
  • forgetting
  • ignorance
  • leaving
  • neglect
  • happiness
  • joy
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • health
  • peace
  • relief
  • alleviation
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How to use impalement in a sentence

Follow me close; you might lose yourself in this pleasant labyrinth, and it is death, my friend—by impalement too!
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
Kniaz Dimitri Shaferov expiated his real or imputed crimes by a slow death by impalement.
THE RISE OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIREHECTOR H. MUNRO
But impalement as we now know it was preceded by dimidiation.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRYARTHUR CHARLES FOX-DAVIES
The scene was well worthy seeing, though we must omit all description of the impalement, which our travellers refused to witness.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 62, NO. 383, SEPTEMBER 1847VARIOUS
This impalement is given with great force, and a wounded heron has been known to drive its bill right through a stout stick.
POACHERS AND POACHINGJOHN WATSON
The penalty of death appears to have been inflicted either by burning, impalement, dismemberment, or drowning.
MESOPOTAMIAN ARCHAEOLOGYPERCY S. P. HANDCOCK
No matter which horn of the dilemma Marshall selected, it was hard to see how his views could escape impalement.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL VOLUME 3 OF 4ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
Yet, what scientist allows the matter of sex to interfere with the impalement of his beetle?
THE CROOKED HOUSEBRANDON FLEMING
This therefore became customary under the name of impalement, and the practice has ever since remained with us.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRYARTHUR CHARLES FOX-DAVIES
Impalement means marriage, and when the marriage is dissolved the impalement becomes meaningless, and should be discontinued.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRYARTHUR CHARLES FOX-DAVIES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO IMPALEMENT

  • beheading
  • capital punishment
  • contract killing
  • crucifixion
  • decapitation
  • electrocution
  • gassing
  • hanging
  • hit
  • impalement
  • lethal injection
  • necktie party
  • punishment
  • rubout
  • shooting
  • strangulation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.