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noun as in hara-kiri

noun as in suicide


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Now, my readers will understand that hara-kiri, or seppuku, was not a mere suicidal process.

But if you do not enjoy it, I shall commit hara kiri, or seppuku, which is the polite name.

I was proud to stay at this "hotel" and to receive as a parting gift an old seppuku blade.

The physical agony of "seppuku" was, therefore, very brief, lasting but a few seconds.

In thus describing the Japanese sentiment in regard to "seppuku," there is, however, some danger of misrepresenting it.

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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to seppuku, such as: disembowelment, belly cutting, ceremonious suicide, and self-immolation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.