cannibalistic
adjective see cannibalism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cannibalistic — 1851, from CANNIBAL (Cf. cannibal) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cannibalistic — [[t]kæ̱nɪbəlɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Cannibalistic people and practices are connected with cannibalism. ...lurid cannibalistic feasts …   English dictionary

  • cannibalistic — cannibal ► NOUN ▪ a person who eats the flesh of other human beings. DERIVATIVES cannibalism noun cannibalistic adjective. ORIGIN Spanish Canibales, a variant of Caribes, a West Indian people reputed to eat humans; related to CARIB(Cf. ↑Carib) …   English terms dictionary

  • cannibalistic — adjective characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism cannibalistic behavior • Pertains to noun: ↑cannibal, ↑cannibalism • Derivationally related forms: ↑cannibalism, ↑cannibal …   Useful english dictionary

  • cannibalistic — See cannibalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • cannibalistic — adjective Tending toward cannibalism …   Wiktionary

  • cannibalistic — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. man eating, anthropophagous, Thyestean; see cruel 1 , primitive 3 , savage 2 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • cannibalistic — can·ni·bal·is·tic || ‚kænɪbÉ™ lɪstɪk adj. pertaining to or characterized by cannibalism (eating of human flesh) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cannibalistic — adj man eating, hungry for flesh, flesh eating, anthropophagical, Class. Myth.Thyes tian; bestial, fiendish, ogreish, bloodthirsty …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cannibalistic — can·ni·bal·is·tic …   English syllables

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