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homicidal

[hom-uh-sahyd-l, hoh-muh-] /ˌhɒm əˈsaɪd l, ˌhoʊ mə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to homicide.
2.
having a tendency to commit homicide.
Origin of homicidal
1715-1725
1715-25; homicide + -al1
Related forms
homicidally, adverb
unhomicidal, adjective
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  • It seemed that ordinary watchfulness would not avail against Paul's crazed, homicidal mania.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • And oh, the frensies, the homicidal energies, the child-roastings!

  • He knew that regret at the ending of the universal slaughter would be the sentiment of a homicidal lunatic.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke
  • He was afflicted with homicidal mania, and was confined for a time in the asylum at Tulettes.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • And I knew well enough also that my double there was no homicidal ruffian.

    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for homicidal

homicidal

/ˌhɒmɪˈsaɪdəl/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or characterized by homicide
2.
likely to commit homicide: a homicidal maniac
Derived Forms
homicidally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for homicidal
adj.

1725, from homicide + -al (1). Related: Homicidally.

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