Annihilate vs Trounce - What's the difference?

annihilate | trounce |


As verbs the difference between annihilate and trounce

is that annihilate is to reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate while trounce is to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily.

annihilate

English

Verb

(annihilat)
  • To reduce to nothing, to destroy, to eradicate.
  • An atom bomb can annihilate a whole city.
  • (label) To react with antimatter, producing gamma radiation.
  • (archaic) To treat as worthless, to vilify.
  • *, II.17:
  • of all the opinions which Antiquity hath had of men in gross, those which I most willingly embrace, and whereon I take most hold, are such as most vilifie, condemne, and annihilate us.

    Synonyms

    * (to reduce to nothing) benothing, destroy, eradicate, extinguish * See also

    Antonyms

    * (to reduce to nothing) create, generate

    trounce

    English

    Verb

    (trounc)
  • to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
  • The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.
  • to punish
  • to beat severely; thrash
  • Anagrams

    * counter * recount English terms derived from French