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butcherly

adjective

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  1. having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others Genghis Khan and his butcherly horde even massacred the livestock of the villages they overran Synonyms of butcherly atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, brute, cruel, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wantonWords Related to butcherly hard-hearted, ironhearted, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, stonyhearted, unfeeling; fell, ferocious, grim; bloodthirsty, cutthroat, murderous, sanguinary, sanguine; catty, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, vindictive; draconian, draconic, hardhanded, harsh, heavy-handed, oppressiveNear Antonyms of butcherly tender, warm, warmhearted; charitable, clement, lenient, merciful, pitying; pacific, peaceable, peacefulAntonyms of butcherly benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted


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