Definition of homicidal in English:

homicidal

adjective

  • Relating to or tending toward murder.

    ‘he had homicidal tendencies’
    • ‘He wasn't sure how Drew was feeling towards him at all, but quite likely, homicidal.’
    • ‘I do not wish to turn into a gibbering homicidal maniac, especially just before Christmas.’
    • ‘It's one of the few noises that can reduce grown men to tears and induce homicidal tendencies in normally sane women.’
    • ‘He is not a homicidal maniac, but a violent, evil man made even more so by his addiction to unnamed drugs.’
    • ‘I clung to Jude, despite his homicidal tendencies as we stumbled through the dark.’
    • ‘His comments to the opposition are more like the delirious rantings of a homicidal maniac.’
    • ‘It is because we are living in a steadily more compassionate world, that terrorists and homicidal criminals make such an impact.’
    • ‘I really need to mop the floors again, and the thought of buckets and disinfectant makes me virtually homicidal.’
    • ‘This thought makes some of us suicidal and homicidal, which is why it's good the month ends in the State Fair.’
    • ‘Stubbs may have been hard, but at least he wasn't homicidal.’
    • ‘He's a homicidal dictator who can be deterred, or eliminated, by conventional means.’
    • ‘Not only is Ewan her doctor, he's also her husband - and, at the novel's outset, the victim of her homicidal rage.’
    • ‘It is preposterous to assume every passenger is a potential crazed homicidal maniac.’
    • ‘Well, we are dealing with a homicidal megalomaniac who has the capacity to do things that are beyond belief.’
    • ‘If we keep telling this homicidal maniac what we're doing as police, he's going to be one step ahead.’
    • ‘Even the homicidal taxi drivers don't want to damage their paintwork.’
    • ‘So now not only am I late for work but I'm slowly moving from feeling edgy to homicidal.’
    • ‘He's a real-life medical fraud investigator who helped catch that homicidal doctor.’
    • ‘I resisted my homicidal urges when some moron was knocking on some neighbour's door just after six AM.’
    • ‘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, fierce, vicious, bloody, bloodthirsty, barbarous, barbaric, cruel
    mortal, deadly, lethal, death-dealing
    cut-throat
    sanguinary, fell
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Pronunciation:

homicidal

/ˌhäməˈsīdl/