Synonym: massacre, butchery, Carnage.
massacre denotes the promiscuous slaughter of many who can not make resistance, or much resistance. Butchery refers to cold-blooded cruelty in the killing of men as if they were brute beasts. Carnage points to slaughter as producing the heaped-up bodies of the slain. I'll find a day to massacre them all, And raze their faction and their family. (Shak) If thou delight to view thy heinous deeds, Brhold this pattern of thy butcheries. (Shak) Such a scent i draw Of carnage, prey innumerable ! (Milton)