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English adjective: killing

1. killing very funny

SamplesA killing joke.
Sidesplitting antics.


Similarhumorous, humourous

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Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

English noun: killing

1. killing (event) an event that causes someone to die

Synonymsviolent death

Broader (hypernym)fatality, human death

2. killing (act) the act of terminating a life

Synonymskill, putting to death

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)asphyxiation, beheading, coup de grace, death, deathblow, decapitation, despatch, dispatch, electrocution, euthanasia, fell, genocide, homicide, mercy killing, poisoning, race murder, racial extermination, ritual killing, sacrifice, self-annihilation, self-destruction, slaughter, suffocation, suicide

3. killing (possession) a very large profit


Broader (hypernym)earnings, lucre, net, net income, net profit, profit, profits

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