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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 ?
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.
and simultaneously) by the belligerent forces, and a sanguinary struggle had occurred in the immediate vicinity of the Lassiter homestead.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
To all of them from the marshal to the least soldier, that place was not the Vozdvizhenka, Mokhavaya, or Kutafyev Street, nor the Troitsa Gate (places familiar in Moscow), but a new battlefield which would probably prove sanguinary.
An outcast himself from the pack of the part-grown dogs, his sanguinary methods and remarkable efficiency made the pack pay for its persecution of him.
A sanguinary encounter seemed daily imminent between the two parties in the streets of Baltimore.
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.
It was a sanguinary [cheerful] affair, and especially interesting as showing one of Peter's peculiarities, which was that in the middle of a fight he would suddenly change sides.
I was once, I remember, called to a patient who had received a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge; and the interior membranes were so divellicated, that the os or bone very plainly appeared through the aperture of the vulnus or wound.
Though a man should extract a sanguinary stream from the pallid turnip, yet wili his prowess be balked when he comes to wrest salt from Bogle's cruets.
Bumble to understand that, from the violent and sanguinary onset of Oliver Twist, he had sustained severe internal injury and damage, from which he was at that moment suffering the acutest torture.