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Slaughterous

adjective
1.
Accompanied by bloodshed.  Synonyms: butcherly, gory, sanguinary, sanguineous.






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"Slaughterous" Quotes from Famous Books



... having meditated such an atrocity as bovicide. I have literally translated the Hindoo nil gae, the misleading name given in India to the white-footed antelope, sometimes called also rojh. At last my slaughterous appetite was gratified, and a blue-cow bore witness to the merit of my rifle, if not to my marksmanship. It had cost me a tiresome search, and, being a shy animal, much stealthy tracking. Yet when ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, - No. 87, March, 1875 • Various

... purifying hurricane of the Revolution swept the rights of the suzerain and the wrongs of the serf together into one bloody abyss. The planters of the interior of the Southern and South-Western States, with their furious feuds and slaughterous combats, their stabbings and pistolings, their gross sensuality, brutal ignorance, and despotic cruelty, resemble the chivalry of France before the horrors of the Jacquerie admonished them that there was a limit even to the endurance of slaves. With such men as these, human ...
— Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation - 1838-1839 • Frances Anne Kemble



Words linked to "Slaughterous" :   sanguineous, bloody, sanguinary, slaughter, butcherly, gory



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