mercy killing  Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||bringing about death for a sufferer|
|Synonyms:||assisted suicide, euthanasia, negative euthanasia, passive euthanasia, playing God, pulling the plug|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||bring to an end|
|Synonyms:||abolish, abort, accomplish, achieve, break off, break up, call it a day, call off, cease, close, close out, complete, conclude, consummate, crown, culminate, cut short, delay, determine, discontinue, dispose of, dissolve, drop, expire, finish, get done, give up, halt, interrupt, pack it in, perorate, postpone, pull the plug, put the lid on, quit, relinquish, resolve, settle, sew up, shut down, stop, switch off, terminate, top off, ultimate, wind up, wrap, wrap up|
|Antonyms:||begin, commence, create, start|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||declare null and void|
|Synonyms:||X-out, abolish, abrogate, annul, back out of, backpedal, backwater, call off, cancel, countermand, crawl out of, dismantle, forget, invalidate, lift, nix, overturn, pull the plug, quash, recall, remove, renege, repeal, retract, reverse, revoke, scrub, set aside, void, wangle out, weasel out|
|Antonyms:||allow, approve, permit|
|Category:||2. CONSECUTIVE ORDER|
end, close, termination; desinence, conclusion, finis, finale, period, term, terminus, endpoint, last, omega; extreme, extremity; gable end, butt end, fag-end; tip, nib, point; tail (rear); verge (edge); tag, peroration; bonne bouche; bottom dollar, tail end, rear guard., consummation, denouement; finish (completion); fate; doom, doomsday; crack of doom, day of Judgment, dies irae, fall of the curtain; goal, destination; limit, determination; expiration, expiry, extinction, extermination; death; end of all things; finality; eschatology., break up, commencement de la fin, last stage, turning point; coup de grace, deathblow; knock-out, knock-out blow; sockdolager [U.S.].
ending; final, terminal, definitive; crowning (completing); last, ultimate; hindermost; rear; caudal; vergent., conterminate, conterminous, conterminable., ended; at an end; settled, decided, over, played out, set at rest; conclusive., penultimate; last but one, last but two, unbegun, uncommenced; fresh.
finally; in fine; at the last; once for all.
"as high as Heaven and as deep as hell" [Beaumont & Fletcher]; deficit omne quod nascitur [Quintilian]; en toute chose il faut considerer la fin; finem respice; ultimus
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