homicidal

[ hom-uh-sahyd-l, hoh-muh- ]
/ ˌhɒm əˈsaɪd l, ˌhoʊ mə- /

adjective

of or relating to homicide.
having a tendency to commit homicide.

Nearby words

  1. homeware,
  2. homewood,
  3. homework,
  4. homeworker,
  5. homey,
  6. homicide,
  7. homicide bomber,
  8. homie,
  9. homiletic,
  10. homiletics

Origin of homicidal

First recorded in 1715–25; homicide + -al1

Related formshom·i·cid·al·ly, adverbun·hom·i·cid·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for homicidal

homicidal

/ (ˌhɒmɪˈsaɪdəl) /

adjective

of, involving, or characterized by homicide
likely to commit homicidea homicidal maniac
Derived Formshomicidally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for homicidal

homicidal

adj.

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

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