Definition of Sanguinary

1. Adjective. Accompanied by bloodshed. "This bitter and sanguinary war"

Exact synonyms: Butcherly, Gory, Sanguineous, Slaughterous
Similar to: Bloody
Derivative terms: Sanguine, Slaughter



2. Adjective. Marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed. "Went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"
Exact synonyms: Bloodthirsty, Bloody-minded
Similar to: Bloody
Derivative terms: Bloodthirstiness

Definition of Sanguinary

1. a. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.

2. n. The yarrow.

Definition of Sanguinary

1. Adjective. Attended with bloodshed. ¹

2. Adjective. Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty. ¹

3. Adjective. Consisting of, covered with or similar in appearance to blood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sanguinary

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Sanguinary

1. 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) Origin: L. Sanguinarius, fr. Sanguis blood: cf. F.sanguinaire. The yarrow. The Sanguinaria. Origin: L. Herba sanguinaria an herb that stanches blood: cf. F. Sanguinaire. See Sanguinary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanguinary

sanguified
sanguifier
sanguifies
sanguifluous
sanguify
sanguifying
sanguigenous
sanguinaceous
sanguinaria
sanguinarian
sanguinarians
sanguinarias
sanguinarily
sanguinarine
sanguinariness
sanguinary (current term)
sanguinary ant
sanguine
sanguined
sanguineless
sanguinely
sanguineness
sanguinenesses
sanguineous
sanguineous cyst
sanguines
sanguining
sanguinities
sanguinity
sanguinivorous

Literary usage of Sanguinary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications (1853)
"RENEWAL OF THE sanguinary PROCLAMATIONS OF THE ... all the preceding old, oid procu- cruel, and sanguinary proclamations which his father had mations. ..."

2. The History of Israel by Heinrich Ewald, Russell Martineau, Joseph Estlin Carpenter (1886)
"In a time of such mental excitement it was, as above stated, little more than accident at what time and place the sanguinary risings should first break out; ..."

3. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"To this, one party, in honor of Christ, added—"who was crucified for us." Another party rejected the addition, and sanguinary struggles ensued. ..."

4. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Twould be good to go leisurely in a thing of so great Consequence in a sanguinary Law. I think after the rest had spoken, I said we had not heard that twas ..."

5. Publications (1853)
"RENEWAL OF THE sanguinary PROCLAMATIONS OF THE ... all the preceding old, oid procu- cruel, and sanguinary proclamations which his father had mations. ..."

6. The History of Israel by Heinrich Ewald, Russell Martineau, Joseph Estlin Carpenter (1886)
"In a time of such mental excitement it was, as above stated, little more than accident at what time and place the sanguinary risings should first break out; ..."

7. Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, John Sibree (1902)
"To this, one party, in honor of Christ, added—"who was crucified for us." Another party rejected the addition, and sanguinary struggles ensued. ..."

8. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Twould be good to go leisurely in a thing of so great Consequence in a sanguinary Law. I think after the rest had spoken, I said we had not heard that twas ..."

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