Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Situations involving fighting and violence - synonyms or related words

aggression

noun

a situation in which one country attacks another

brutalities

noun

extreme violence, especially when it is deliberately cruel

bloodshed

noun

a situation in which people are killed or injured, especially during fighting

bloodbath

noun

a period of fighting in which a lot of people are killed or injured

bloodletting

noun

a situation in which many people are killed and injured in fighting

blood

noun

used as a way of referring to violence and death

trouble

noun

fighting, violence, or bad behaviour

conflict

noun

mainly journalism fighting between countries or groups

blood and guts

exciting action, including violence

riotousness

noun
BuzzWord

moonbow

a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play