sanguinary


san·gui·nary

adjective \ˈsaŋ-gwə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of SANGUINARY

1
:  bloodthirsty, murderous <sanguinary hatred>
2
:  attended by bloodshed :  bloody <this bitter and sanguinary war — T. H. D. Mahoney>
3
:  consisting of blood <a sanguinary stream>
san·gui·nar·i·ly \ˌsaŋ-gwə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SANGUINARY

  1. <a movie so sanguinary that I covered my eyes during at least half of it>

Origin of SANGUINARY

Latin sanguinarius, from sanguin-, sanguis blood
First Known Use: circa 1623

Rhymes with SANGUINARY

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