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san·gui·nar·y

 (săng′gwə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Accompanied by bloodshed.
2. Eager for bloodshed; bloodthirsty.
3. Consisting of blood.

[Latin sanguinārius, from sanguis, sanguin-, blood.]

san′gui·nar′i·ly (-nâr′ə-lē) adv.

sanguinary

(ˈsæŋɡwɪnərɪ)
adj
1. accompanied by much bloodshed
2. bloodthirsty
3. consisting of, flowing, or stained with blood
[C17: from Latin sanguinārius]
ˈsanguinarily adv
ˈsanguinariness n

san•gui•nar•y

(ˈsæŋ gwəˌnɛr i)

adj.
1. full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody.
2. ready or eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
3. composed of or marked with blood.
[1540–50; < Latin sanguinārius bloody. See sanguine, -ary]
san′gui•nar`i•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sanguinary - 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"
2.sanguinary - 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
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"

sanguinary

adjective
1. Attended by or causing bloodshed:
Translations

sanguinary

[ˈsæŋgwɪnərɪ] ADJ (frm)
1. (= bloodthirsty) → sanguinario
2. (= bloody) [battle] → sangriento

sanguinary

adj (liter) battleblutig; personblutrünstig; expression etcderb; sanguinary language (hum)˜ Fäkalsprache f
References in classic literature ?
For some of these same Quakers are the most sanguinary of all sailors and whale-hunters.
Aunt Chloe sat back in her chair, and indulged in a hearty guffaw of laughter, at this witticism of young Mas'r's, laughing till the tears rolled down her black, shining cheeks, and varying the exercise with playfully slapping and poking Mas'r Georgey, and telling him to go way, and that he was a case--that he was fit to kill her, and that he sartin would kill her, one of these days; and, between each of these sanguinary predictions, going off into a laugh, each longer and stronger than the other, till George really began to think that he was a very dangerously witty fellow, and that it became him to be careful how he talked "as funny as he could.
This lonely spot, once used for an extempore burying-place, after a sanguinary BATTUE between the French and Austrians, is the perfection of desolation; there is nothing in sight to mark the hand of man, except the line of weather-beaten whitened posts, set up to indicate the direction of the pass in the OWDAWAKK of winter.
However, I got dressed, darkly wiping my sanguinary face at intervals, and I said, "Can I help you?
This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
The fabric of the Reformation, first undertaken in England upon a contracted basis, by a capricious and sanguinary tyrant, had been successively overthrown and restored, renewed and altered, according to the varying humors and principles of four successive monarchs.
It is a singular instance of the capriciousness of the human mind, that after all the admonitions we have had from experience on this head, there should still be found men who object to the new Constitution, for deviating from a principle which has been found the bane of the old, and which is in itself evidently incompatible with the idea of GOVERNMENT; a principle, in short, which, if it is to be executed at all, must substitute the violent and sanguinary agency of the sword to the mild influence of the magistracy.
Pale, motionless, overwhelmed by this frightful revelation, dazzled by the superhuman beauty of this woman who unveiled herself before him with an immodesty which appeared to him sublime, he ended by falling on his knees before her as the early Christians did before those pure and holy martyrs whom the persecution of the emperors gave up in the circus to the sanguinary sensuality of the populace.
John Lateran; and the latter convicted of being an accomplice of the atrocious and sanguinary bandit, Luigi Vampa, and his band.
This young man terrifies me, my lord; there lies in him a sanguinary predisposition.
The captain knew the character of these savages; one of the most roving, warlike, crafty, and predatory tribes of the mountains; horse-stealers of the first order, and easily provoked to acts of sanguinary violence.
He wore what appeared to be a woolen cap, and, still more alarming, of a most sanguinary red.