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1. A person who eats the flesh of other humans.
2. An animal that feeds on others of its own kind.

[From Spanish Caníbalis, name (as recorded by Christopher Columbus) of the allegedly cannibalistic Caribs of Cuba and Haiti, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.]

can′ni·bal·ism n.
can′ni·bal·is′tic adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cannibalistic - characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism; "cannibalistic behavior"
آكِلُ لَحْم البَشَر


[ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk] ADJcanibalesco


adjkannibalisch; people alsoMenschen fressend


[ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk] adjcannibalesco/a


(ˈkӕnibəl) noun
1. a person who eats human flesh.
2. an animal etc which eats others of its own species.
ˈcannibalism noun
ˌcannibaˈlistic adjective
References in classic literature ?
And since King William Island was cannibalistic, he could only conclude that the other islands were given to similar dietary practice.
First, it was so far from the hospital that it was shared with Ysbyty Gwynedd, second there were forests on the far side that were home to undiscovered tribes of cannibalistic headhunters, and, third, once I'd parked and made my way on foot back to the main body of the hospital my desperate, gasping pleas for water and oxygen were ignored, admittedly only by those who had, a long, long time earlier, been my passengers and who had been, thanks to my thoughtfulness, deposited at the main entrance.
The Windigo (or Wetigo as it is called in Alberta) was a spiritual creature among the Woodland tribes that could turn a person into a cannibalistic savage with a heart of ice.
Taken together, these discoveries point to some type of cannibalistic practice related to treatment of the dead, the scientists conclude.
Who else should Bakiyev kill to make Belarusian authorities finally see bestial and cannibalistic nature of this crime family?
The heroic actions of the men and women driving ambulances should be rewarded but instead our cannibalistic taxation system is eating up the little cash left in their pockets.
A MEXICAN cannibalistic snake has been been found in a Welsh garden.
Colin told us: "The Outbreak is about a small group of people trying to escape from Glasgow after a mutated rabies virus turns most of its population into cannibalistic killers.
Suarez is a highly paid professional and with the status that he enjoys comes a set of caveats that must be stringently imposed every time he goes astray -- history shows that he is no stranger to controversy, or exhibiting cannibalistic tendencies on the football pitch.
At the same time, Suarez (right) was scoring 31 goals in 33 Premier League games for Liverpool and at the World Cup had struck twice in two games - admittedly, both of his goals came against England - before his latest cannibalistic caper saw him sent home in disgrace.
SUAREZ of the leopard-swift legs and cannibalistic instincts needn't be a problem - the concerns facing FIFA and Liverpool FC can end with a small rider added to his contract.
Suzanne Cesaire is one writer that Loichot cites as a model for this cannibalistic second stage.