Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A human being that eats human flesh.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "cannibal":

  1. The extinction of this horde of cannibal barbarians was a mere trifle, a drop in the bucket, when looked at beside other dark and ruthless deeds which he had witnessed, and even actually aided in. - "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.
  2. They had been after him for years; and every one knew the cannibal, for he had the bad habit of eating his own kind. - "Timar's Two Worlds", Mór Jókai.
  3. I confess I don't know exactly what an artist is, or rather what the dictionary definition of art is; but sit down in Miss Burke's room at the college; you can't stay there half an hour without thinking that, rather than have her teach you anything, you would be an ignorant little cannibal on a desert island! - "Polly Oliver's Problem", Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.