Adjective "Harakiri" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Harakiri


    Definition:

    1. Also called seppuku. ceremonial suicide by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife: formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class when disgraced or sentenced to death.

    2. suicide or any suicidal action; a self-destructive act: political hara-kiri.

    Origin:
    hara-kiri

    Examples:

    "courses can be harakiri."