Synonyms for assassin
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- 1. assassin, assassinator, bravo, murderer, liquidator, manslayer
- usage: a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
- 2. assassin, Muslim, Moslem
- usage: a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders