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English adjective: killing

1. killing very funny


SamplesA killing joke.
Sidesplitting antics.


Synonymssidesplitting


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


Synonymscleanup


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


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