What is another word for harakiri?

12 synonyms found


[ hˌaɹɐkˈi͡əɹi], [ hˌaɹɐkˈi‍əɹi], [ h_ˌa_ɹ_ɐ_k_ˈiə_ɹ_i]

Harakiri is a Japanese term that refers to a form of ritual suicide. The word is also commonly known as seppuku, which is its formal term. Seppuku has a similar meaning to harakiri, but it is considered more respectful and honorable. Another synonym for harakiri is "hara-kiri," which is a variation of the term. The word "self-disembowelment" can also be used as a synonym to describe the act of harakiri. However, it is important to note that the practice of harakiri has been outlawed in Japan for many years and is no longer a common occurrence. Therefore, it is important to use these terms with caution and sensitivity.

Related words: seppuku, ritual suicide, ritual suicide of samurai, harakiri facts

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    Usage examples for Harakiri

    Good examples of this are the elimination of those in the way by harakiri, and the honoring of the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine.
    Nakashima, Tadashi
    It is this, the nobleman's harakiri-or the law of the inner conscience compelling the Japanese to cut open his own abdomen at the insult of another-which survives, though somewhat modified, in the duel, also a privilege of the nobility.
    "Plays by August Strindberg, Second series"
    August Strindberg
    What when you are called upon to commit harakiri?
    "Bushido, the Soul of Japan"
    Inazo Nitobé

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