Butcherly
Butcherly Butch"er*ly, a. Like a butcher; without compunction; savage; bloody; inhuman; fell. ``The victim of a butcherly murder.'' --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]

What stratagems, how fell, how butcherly, This deadly quarrel daily doth beget! --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • butcherly — adjective Date: 1513 resembling a butcher ; savage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butcherly — butcherliness, n. /booch euhr lee/, adj. like, or characteristic of, a butcher. [1505 15; BUTCHER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • butcherly — adverb a) Like a butcher. b) Without compunction …   Wiktionary

  • butcherly — butch·er·ly || bÊŠtʃəlɪ(r) adj. like a butcher; without compunction; savage, bloody, inhuman …   English contemporary dictionary

  • butcherly — butch·er·ly …   English syllables

  • butcherly — /ˈbʊtʃəli/ (say boochuhlee) adjective like a butcher; cruel …   Australian English dictionary

  • butcherly — adjective 1. poorly done a botchy piece of work it was an unskillful attempt • Syn: ↑botchy, ↑unskillful • Similar to: ↑unskilled • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • μαγειρώδη — μαγειρώδης butcherly neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic doric) μαγειρώδης butcherly masc/fem/neut nom/voc/acc dual (doric aeolic) μαγειρώδης butcherly masc/fem acc sg (attic epic doric) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • botchy — adjective poorly done a botchy piece of work it was an unskillful attempt • Syn: ↑butcherly, ↑unskillful • Similar to: ↑unskilled • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • unskillful — adjective poorly done a botchy piece of work it was an unskillful attempt • Syn: ↑botchy, ↑butcherly • Similar to: ↑unskilled • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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