sanguinary

  • 1Sanguinary — San gui*na*ry, a. [L. sanguinarius, fr. sanguis blood: cf. F. sanguinaire.] 1. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle. [1913 Webster] We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Sanguinary — San gui*na*ry, n. [L. herba sanguinaria an herb that stanches blood: cf. F. sanguinaire. See {Sanguinary}, a.] (Bot.) (a) The yarrow. (b) The Sanguinaria. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3sanguinary — index deadly, ruthless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4sanguinary — characterized by slaughter, 1620s, possibly from Fr. sanguinaire, or directly from L. sanguinarius pertaining to blood, from sanguis (gen. sanguinis) blood, of unknown origin. L. distinguished sanguis, the generic word, from cruor blood from a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5sanguinary — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly archaic ▪ involving or causing much bloodshed …

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  • 6sanguinary — [saŋ′gwi ner΄ē] adj. [L sanguinarius < sanguis, blood] 1. accompanied by much bloodshed or carnage 2. flowing with blood; bloodstained 3. eager for bloodshed; bloodthirsty sanguinarily adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7sanguinary — adjective Etymology: Latin sanguinarius, from sanguin , sanguis blood Date: circa 1623 1. bloodthirsty, murderous < sanguinary hatred > 2. attended by bloodshed ; bloody < this bitter and sanguinary war T. H. D. Mahoney > 3. consi …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8sanguinary — adjective a) Accompanied by bloodshed. every one of which took its rise from some noble family that succeeded in grasping the purple after a sanguinary struggle. b) Eager for bloodshed; bloodthirsty. The defence set up for Mahomet is equally&#8230; …

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  • 9sanguinary — /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&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 10sanguinary — sanguine, sanguinary Both words are derived from the Latin word sanguis (stem sanguin ) meaning ‘blood’. Sanguine originally meant ‘blood coloured’ but now primarily means ‘optimistic, confident’ from an earlier association of blood (one of the&#8230; …

    Modern English usage

  • 11sanguinary — 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&#8230; …

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  • 12sanguinary — san|gui|nar|y [ sæŋgwı,neri ] adjective OLD FASHIONED sanguinary actions are violent and cruel, involving a lot of killing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13sanguinary — adjective formal involving violence and killing: a bitter and sanguinary war …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14sanguinary — UK [ˈsæŋɡwɪnərɪ] / US [ˈsæŋɡwɪˌnerɪ] adjective literary sanguinary actions are violent and cruel, involving a lot of killing …

    English dictionary

  • 15sanguinary — paprastoji kraujažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Achillea millefolium), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai&#8230; …

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  • 16sanguinary — Synonyms and related words: Draconian, Tartarean, aggressive, animal, antagonistic, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, battling, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, bestial, blood spattered, bloodstained, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17sanguinary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sanguineous, gory, bloody; bloodthirsty, murderous, savage, cruel. See killing. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gory, cruel, bloodthirsty; see ferocious , savage 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1 …

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  • 18sanguinary — san|gui|na|ry [ˈsæŋgwınəri US neri] adj literary involving violence and killing …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19sanguinary — san·gui·nar·y || sæŋgwɪnÉ™rɪ / nrɪ adj. bloody, covered with blood; bloodthirsty, murderous; composed of or containing blood …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20sanguinary — [ sangwɪn(ə)ri] adjective chiefly archaic involving or causing much bloodshed. Origin ME: from L. sanguinarius, from sanguis, sanguin blood …

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