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mass murderer

n.
1.
a. A person who kills several or numerous victims in a single incident.
b. A serial killer.
2. A person, especially a political or military leader, who is responsible for the deaths of many individuals.

mass murder n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplemass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many people
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"
Translations
joukkomurha
fjöldamorð
大量虐殺
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There are many emotions to process when visiting a location that has become a byword for massmurder and not everybody will want to spend part of their holiday being exposed to so much human misery.
There are many emotions to process when visiting a location that has become a byword for massmurder, and not everybody will want to spend part of their holiday being exposed to so much human misery.
Leaving aside their massmurder of haemophiliacs in France, Japan, and the United States via pollution of the blood-bank infrastructure (a crime that deserves an article to itself), the case of David Acer, which made world headlines in 1990, should be recalled.