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.'
For instance, when there was a butcherly communal turmoil that pitted Bororo Fulani cattle herders against Yoruba farmers in the Oke-Ogun area of northern Oyo State in October 2000, Buhari led a group of 'Fulani' northerners to Ibadan to meet with the late Governor Lam Adesina where he told Adesina, among other things,'your people are killing my people.' A Fulani person from the northeast is unlikely to say that.