Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fond of carrion; specifically, pertaining to the genus Necrophilus.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But now I have heard this insensible and necrophilous oath, "¡Viva la Muerte!", and I, having spent my life writing paradoxes that have provoked the ire of those who do not understand what I have written, and being an expert in this matter, find this ridiculous paradox repellent.

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  • But now I have heard this insensible and necrophilous oath, "¡Viva la Muerte!"

    ¡Viva la Muerte!

  • Those old Peruvians, like the Egyptians, had necrophilous leanings.

    Alone

  • “A sort of homicidal lunatic’s brothel in a crypt” was how Maurice Richardson characterized the temptingly ill-concealed psychopathology of the vampire legend, adding that Dracula in particular was “a kind of incestuous, necrophilous, oral, anal-sadistic all-in wrestling match”.

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    January 18, 2011