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synonyms for cannibal

  • anthropophaginian
  • anthropophagite
  • anthropophagus
  • man-eater
  • people-eater
  • headhunter
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Writers frequently drew bones, lip plates and fangs over Davis’s photo in newspaper clippings, associated her Afro with primitivism and accused her of being a cannibal.
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The windigo is this really terrifying cannibal spirit that as it gets bigger, it wants more, it wants more.
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To me it is a ridiculous euphemism, the way you might refer to cannibals as “practitioners of nontraditional culinary adventuresomeness.”
GENE WEINGARTEN: I HAVE A BETTER TERM FOR THE ‘VACCINE-HESITANT’GENE WEINGARTENSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Imagine if, for example after the world ends, it’s a zombie apocalypse in one area, Mad Max bikers in another region, cannibal cult in another, and so on.
MEET THE CAT-SIZED MAMMALS THAT THRIVED AFTER THE DINOSAURS DIEDCLAIRE MALDARELLIAUGUST 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
They admit that a Feejee cannibal has just the same "mighty and transcendent soul" that they themselves have.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
I knew that an Irishman could become anything from a poet to a policeman, but I never heard of one becoming a cannibal before.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
The Prince of Taranto, while speaking and acting like a cannibal, was following the inspiration of an atrocious policy.
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The dark type, which is black, is of a very low order, and in some of the islands still retains its cannibal habits.
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She roasted some meat, a cannibal smelt it, and went to the cave, but found the door fastened.
NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUSJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
But to return to the Kaffir story: When the cannibal is carrying Demazana away, she drops ashes along the path.
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