Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a cannibal; characteristic of a cannibal.

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

  • adj. marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage

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Examples

  • The fat youth gave a semi – cannibalic leer at Mr. Weller, as he thought of the roast legs and gravy.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Bull's Head stringy fowls, with lower extremities like wooden legs, sticking up out of the dish; of its cannibalic boiled mutton, gushing horribly among its capers when carved; of its little dishes of pastry --- roofs of spermaceti ointment, erected over half an apple or four gooseberries.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • You have had experience of the old - established Bull's Head stringy fowls, with lower extremities like wooden legs, sticking up out of the dish; of its cannibalic boiled mutton, gushing horribly among its capers, when carved; of its little dishes of pastry -- roofs of spermaceti ointment, erected over half an apple or four gooseberries.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

  • Tom's evil genius did not lead him into the dens of any of those preparers of cannibalic pastry, who are represented in many standard country legends as doing a lively retail business in the Metropolis; nor did it mark him out as the prey of ring-droppers, pea and thimble-riggers, duffers, touters, or any of those bloodless sharpers, who are, perhaps, a little better known to the Police.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • The fat youth gave a semi-cannibalic leer at Mr. Weller, as he thought of the roast legs and gravy.

    The Pickwick papers

  • By using its pharynx, cannibalic planarian feeds on the decayed animals, eat worms (especially earthworms), snails, and other small animals.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Tom’s evil genius did not lead him into the dens of any of those preparers of cannibalic pastry, who are represented in many standard country legends as doing a lively retail business in the Metropolis; nor did it mark him out as the prey of ring – droppers, pea and thimble – riggers, duffers, touters, or any of those bloodless sharpers, who are, perhaps, a little better known to the Police.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

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