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  • adj. Who practices anthropophagy. "Antropophagous tribes".
  • adj. Cannibal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feeding on human flesh; cannibal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Man-eating; hominivorous; feeding on human flesh.

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

  • adj. of or relating to eaters of human flesh


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  • So let us henceforth no longer abhor so very greatly the cruelty of the anthropophagous—that is, man-eating—savages.


  • How did I toss and tumble in mine; which, small as it was, I was not destined to enjoy alone, but to pass the night in company with anthropophagous wretched reptiles, who took their horrid meal off an English Christian!

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

  • The Colonial government refused permission for mining, both because of Coral's colonists 'wishes to keep the planet whole, and because the Rraey's anthropophagous tendencies were well known.

    Old Mans War

  • This had prompted the further speculation as to whether or not a Muslim might consider the taking of Holy Communion to be anthropophagous.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Their pagan and, we regret to say, anthropophagous habits laid them open to a certain amount of criticism.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 4, 1919.

  • The same remark applies to the Russian Ballet; the Yugo-Slav handbell-ringers; the vegetarian Indian-club swingers from the Karakoram Himalayas; the polyphonic gong-players from North Borneo; the synthetic quarter-tone quartette from San Domingo; the anthropophagous back-chat comedians from the Solomon Islands; not to mention a host of other interesting companies, troupes, corroborees and pow-wows which are now in our midst for the purpose of cementing the confraternity of nations.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-11

  • I will not name the sum which he offered, the ghoul, the vampire, the anthropophagous jackal, the sneaking would-be incendiary of my little Alexandrian, the circumcised Goth!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • Antilles; but on the mainland, where not under strict control, all the forest tribes of Indians are more or less anthropophagous.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Jamaica and Puerto Rico, immediate neighbors of the Caribs, were almost as fierce as the latter, and probably as anthropophagous.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • They were commanded by creatures like Mammone, an anthropophagous monster whose boast it was that he had personally killed

    Old Calabria


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