Definition of homicidal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhäməˈsīdl/


Relating to or tending toward murder: he had homicidal tendencies
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  • He is not a homicidal maniac, but a violent, evil man made even more so by his addiction to unnamed drugs.
  • If we keep telling this homicidal maniac what we're doing as police, he's going to be one step ahead.
  • I know without a doubt that if provoked my mother could become a homicidal maniac in defence of her animals.
murderous, violent, brutal, savage, ferocious, vicious, bloody, bloodthirsty, barbarous, barbaric;
deadly, lethal, mortal
literary fell
archaic sanguinary

Words that rhyme with homicidal

bridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, sidle, suicidal, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal

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Syllabification: hom·i·cid·al

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