Definitions

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  • adj. Tending toward cannibalism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by cannibalism; given to eating its own kind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism

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Examples

  • A violent and what most have described as a cannibalistic impulse seemed to overtake the bodies as they started to attack and devour the living, said a police chief in Miami.

    Down the Road

  • Crowded into tight quarters, lobsters become especially cannibalistic, which is why they must be banded in a lobster pound or store displays.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • A god held up as the august lord of the universe was the pitiful and abject hero of an obscene love affair; the taurobolium, performed to satisfy man's most exalted aspirations for spiritual purification and immortality, looked like a shower bath of blood and recalled cannibalistic orgies.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • Civil War regiment transported to planet populated with civilizations seeded from Earth (medieval Russian, ancient Chinese and Japanese, Rome, Cartha, Norsemen, pirates); all serve as food for the "cannibalistic" Hordes of 12-foot, Klingon/Mongol-like horsemen.

    MIND MELD: Stories Hollywood Should Film

  • But then I re-read it as I always do, for extra giggles, and I caught the mention of the word "cannibalistic," and I got the connection to that horrific news out of Texas. **shudder**

    Reality Bites

  • I watched her life with a kind of cannibalistic eye, and she very generously allowed me to steal details like, for example, the scene in the classroom where the mother tears up the drawing of the "family" that includes the step-mother and the dead baby.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 'cannibalistic' religion, I think he is a seeker of truth, and of God.

    The Daily Reckoning Australia

  • Take a pretty solid crime thriller that follows a young FBI cadet who is tracking a serial killer with the help of a brilliant cannibalistic psychopath and put it in the hands of director Jonathan Demme, and what you get is a remarkable film.

    Top 10 Movies as Good or Better Than Books They’re Based On » Scene-Stealers

  • It would have been a story called Dead Kids, about secret government projects and toxic waste spawning cannibalistic zombie street kids in New Orleans.

    Howard Hughes and the Little White Pills

  • And since King William Island was cannibalistic, he could only conclude that the other islands were given to similar dietary practice.

    CHAPTER III

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