Sanguinariness San"gui*na*ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being sanguinary. [1913 Webster]

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  • sanguinariness — sangˈuinariness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑sangui …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanguinary — sanguinarily, adv. sanguinariness, n. /sang gweuh ner ee/, adj. 1. full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody: a sanguinary struggle. 2. ready or eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty. 3. composed of or marked with blood. [1540 50; < L… …   Universalium

  • sanguinary — /ˈsæŋgwənəri/ (say sanggwuhnuhree) adjective 1. attended with or characterised by bloodshed; bloody: a sanguinary struggle. 2. bloodthirsty: a sanguinary person. 3. inflicting the death penalty freely. {Latin sanguinārius} –sanguinarily, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sanguinary — adj. 1 accompanied by or delighting in bloodshed. 2 bloody; bloodthirsty. 3 (of laws) inflicting death freely. Derivatives: sanguinarily adv. sanguinariness n. Etymology: L sanguinarius f. sanguis inis blood …   Useful english dictionary

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