butcherly


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butcherly

(ˈbʊtʃəlɪ)
adj
of or resembling a butcher
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.butcherly - poorly donebutcherly - poorly done; "a botchy piece of work"; "it was an unskillful attempt"
unskilled - not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship"
2.butcherly - accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
References in classic literature ?
You may also tell him, from me, that after abandoning his worldly goods and position to this butcherly mob, I wonder he is not at the head of them.
Anthony, as he called them, and a great rabble with them, bringing along with them the true widow that I was pretended to be; and they came sweating and blowing into the shop, and with a great deal of triumph, dragging the poor creature in the most butcherly manner up towards their master, who was in the back shop, and cried out aloud, 'Here's the widow, sir; we have catcher her at last.
Hotman provides a detailed, supposedly eyewitness account of the massacre, which he sums up as "This butcherly slaughter of Paris" (271).