adjective see man-eater

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  • man-eating — man ,eating adjective 1. ) a man eating animal kills and eats people: a man eating lion/tiger 2. ) OFFENSIVE a man eating woman has sex with a lot of men and treats them badly ╾ man ,eater noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • man-eating — /man ee ting/, adj. feeding on or having an appetite for human flesh: a man eating tiger. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • man-eating — UK / US adjective 1) a man eating animal kills and eats people a man eating lion/tiger 2) offensive a man eating woman has sex with a lot of men and treats them badly Derived word: man eater noun countable Word forms man eater : singular man… …   English dictionary

  • man-eating — ADJ: ADJ n A man eating animal is one that has killed and eaten human beings, or that people think might do so. ...lakes that contain man eating sharks. eating lions …   English dictionary

  • man-eating — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : eating or having an appetite for human flesh * * * ˈman eating ; adjective only before noun • a man eating tiger Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • man-eating — adj. Man eating is used with these nouns: ↑shark, ↑tiger …   Collocations dictionary

  • man eating — Synonyms and related words: cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, commensal, dietetic, dining, eating, feeding, flesh eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass eating, herbivorous, insect eating …   Moby Thesaurus

  • man-eating — adj cannibalistic, flesh eating, anthro pophagical, Thyestian, polyphagias bestial, fiendish, monstrous, ghoulish, ogreish, barbarous; bloodsucking, vampirish, bloodthirsty; non vegetarian, carnivorous …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • man-eating — adjective Inclined to eat human flesh …   Wiktionary

  • man-eating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cannibal, carnivorous, creophagous; see deadly , ferocious , murderous , savage 2 …   English dictionary for students

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