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: resembling a butcher : savage
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atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, brute, cruel, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wanton
benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted
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the figure or shape of a crescent moon
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