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What does "Sanguinary" mean?

Definition

(a.) Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle (a.) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood (a.) The Sanguinaria (a.) The yarrow


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


Example: "This bitter and sanguinary war" Example: "Went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood-G.W.Johnson"