Sanguinary

Definition of Sanguinary

San´gui`na`ry
a.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.
n.1.(Bot.) The yarrow.

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