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Meaning of SANGUINARY

Pronunciation:  'sanggwu`neree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed; "bloody-minded tyrants"; "bloodthirsty yells"; "went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson
  2. [adj]  accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"
 

SANGUINARY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, butcherly, gory, sanguineous, slaughterous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
             We may not propagate religion by wars, or by
             sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
    2. Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.
    
             Passion . . . makes us brutal and sanguinary.
                                                   --Broome.
    
    Syn: Bloody; murderous; bloodthirsty; cruel.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
    
    
 

 

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