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killers

[ kil-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF killers

Synonyms for killers

  • assassin
  • butcher
  • executioner
  • exterminator
  • hunter
  • slayer
  • soldier
  • cut-throat
  • gunman/woman
  • gunperson
  • hit person
  • hit-man/woman
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KILLERS

And why all these endless preparations if these men of Martindale were not killers?

Stan looked down upon the killers from his perch in the sky.

For we are all killers, on land and on sea; Bonapartes and Sharks included.

These attempts to share with the killers of big game are often seen.

We will go back to Nature,—though she, too, can suckle "killers."

There were four killers present in addition to the 50 irresponsible Kirst.

Could your friends, the killers, have sent them away so quickly?

One of the three killers stumbled and crashed to the ground.

If nobody but the killers had packed guns they'd have run the whole show.

If he had—well, most of the men in the outfit were wild and woolly, and rough, but not killers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., agent noun from kill (v.). But a surname, Ric[hard] Le Kyller is attested from 1288. Figurative use from 1550s. Meaning "impressive person or thing" is by 1900 (as an adjective, 1979); reduplicated form killer-diller attested by 1938. Killer whale is from 1725; killer instinct is attested from 1931, originally in boxing.