from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to homicide.
  • adj. Capable of or conducive to homicide: a homicidal rage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to homicide, and particularly to one who commits such a crime as with a homicidal maniac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to homicide; tending to homicide; murderous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by homicide; leading to, resulting in, or tending toward homicide; murderous; bloody: as, a homicidal act; homicidal mania.

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

  • adj. characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being


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  • There are some classic warning signs, such as what we call the homicidal triad: persistent late bed-wetting, starting fires, and cruelty to animals or other children.


  • My philosophy is simple: I don't care what you call homicidal maniacs, as long as you kill them.

    The Daily Gut

  • The non-intellectual wing of the Christian Right Community has committed a sacrilege and blasphemy, (to say nothing of the secular crime of high treason), because they have accepted the fiction of a cynical team of writers, who depict the god they describe as a homicidal, Demonic, maniac, and touted these despicable properties as "holiness," and used that as an excuse to support and urge the slaughter of their chosen Muslim fantasy enemies.


  • It also helps that we have at times shared certain homicidal tendencies. * evil purrr* The time spent, the appreciation, love and trust and affection I have for them both can be summarised into two simple words ....

    April 17th, 2004

  • You know, were there some things that maybe some serial killers -- you know, we call a homicidal triad.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2005

  • We are much more upset at the idea of homicidal self expression than at the burning of books.

    Nigel Barber: After Quran Burning, The Need To Put People First

  • The "my friends" thing always creeps me out because that's what the "friendly angel" (played by Melvin Belli) always called the homicidal kids whose minds he was controlling in the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead."

    McCain Uses Image Of Petraeus In Uniform To Raise Money And Attack Obama

  • Even the worst incidents I have seen on slaughterhouse films do not compare to what could only be called a homicidal death that animals suffer in the wild.

    A better way to die? | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In the 1956 movie "The Bad Seed," little Patty McCormack played what was then called a homicidal maniac, and the film censors demanded a ludicrous mock curtain call in which the child actress was taken over the knee of her screen father and spanked.

    The C Word In The Hallways

  • Now, if you're not a brand-name homicidal maniac, you're quite frankly just not worth the SweeTarts.

    October 2006


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