What is another word for slaying?

Pronunciation: [slˈe͡ɪɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "slaying" has a strong and vivid connotation, often associated with acts of violence and killing. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to convey a similar meaning without the harshness of the word "slaying". These synonyms include "eliminating", "eradicating", "annihilating", "exterminating" and "obliterating". These words are less aggressive than "slaying" and can be used in a variety of contexts to describe successfully finishing a task or overcoming a challenge. Using these alternative words can help soften the tone of the sentence and avoid the negative connotations associated with the word "slaying".

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Usage examples for Slaying

I have hitherto avoided relating my own slaying experiences.
"Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer"
W. C. Scully
In the tale Finn says, 'Let us leave this tulach, for fear that Aengus-an-Bhrogha and the Tuatha-De-Danann might catch us; and though we have no part in the slaying of Diarmuid, he would none the more readily believe us.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
I am the more confirmed in this opinion, because Kerr of Ancrum was at this time a fugitive, for slaying one of the Rutherfords, and the tower of Ancrum given in keeping to the Turnbulls, his hereditary enemies.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)"
Walter Scott

Famous quotes with Slaying

  • A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
    W. H. Auden
  • In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.
    Kit Carson
  • The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    Thomas Huxley
  • The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    T.H. Buxley
  • The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    Thomas Huxley

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