Meaning of genocidal in English:


Pronunciation /dʒɛnəˈsʌɪd(ə)l/


  • Relating to or involving the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group.

    ‘a genocidal dictator’
    • ‘victims of a genocidal massacre’
    • ‘In the eyes of most of the outside world, they are akin to genocidal murderers.’
    • ‘How many everyday people at the time understood the ramifications of the genocidal practices going on?’
    • ‘Genocidal acts were nourished within both military structures and civilian structures and, to a substantial degree, perpetrators remained immune from the law.’
    • ‘He campaigned for a genocidal maniac to remain in power.’
    • ‘There are cases where unilateral military action will be the only way to stop genocidal massacre.’
    • ‘There has been no shortage, in our century, of genocidal regimes that slaughter people by the millions.’
    • ‘You will need to explain to me why this isn't a recipe for a genocidal atrocity.’
    • ‘Thousands of people had fled from the genocidal war to exist in overcrowded, desolate refugee camps.’
    • ‘In this ground-breaking investigation, for the first time hear the truth of the genocidal killings.’