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See definition of seppuku on Dictionary.com
  • as inhara-kiri
  • as insuicide

synonyms for seppuku

  • disembowelment
  • belly cutting
  • ceremonious suicide
  • self-immolation
  • hara-kiri
  • mélange
  • self-destruction
  • self-immolation
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How to use seppuku in a sentence

Now, my readers will understand that hara-kiri, or seppuku, was not a mere suicidal process.
EMPIRES AND EMPERORS OF RUSSIA, CHINA, KOREA, AND JAPANPTER VAY
But if you do not enjoy it, I shall commit hara kiri, or seppuku, which is the polite name.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN, VOLUME 2ELIZABETH BISLAND
I was proud to stay at this "hotel" and to receive as a parting gift an old seppuku blade.
THE FOUNDATIONS OF JAPANJ.W. ROBERTSON SCOTT
The physical agony of "seppuku" was, therefore, very brief, lasting but a few seconds.
EVOLUTION OF THE JAPANESE, SOCIAL AND PSYCHICSIDNEY L. GULICK
In thus describing the Japanese sentiment in regard to "seppuku," there is, however, some danger of misrepresenting it.
EVOLUTION OF THE JAPANESE, SOCIAL AND PSYCHICSIDNEY L. GULICK
Thus arose the practice of seppuku (belly-cutting) or hara-kiri, the more common term.
THE HISTORICAL CHILDOSCAR CHRISMAN
Seppuku is the correct name of the rite known in the West by the vulgar name of hara-kiri, or the “happy despatch.”
THE INTERNATIONAL SPYALLEN UPWARD
This view of mental physiology once admitted, the syllogism of seppuku is easy to construct.
BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPANINAZO NITOB
The glorification of seppuku offered, naturally enough, no small temptation to its unwarranted committal.
BUSHIDO, THE SOUL OF JAPANINAZO NITOB
The dead body of Shūzen was proved a voluntary seppuku (cut belly) for some cause; that of the old man required no explanation.
BAKEMONO YASHIKI (THE HAUNTED HOUSE)JAMES S. DE BENNEVILLE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SEPPUKU

  • belly cutting
  • ceremonious suicide
  • disembowelment
  • self-immolation
  • seppuku
  • hara-kiri
  • mélange
  • self-destruction
  • self-immolation
  • seppuku
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.