[syn: gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous, butcherly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Butcherly \Butch"er*ly\, a.
Like a butcher; without compunction; savage; bloody; inhuman;
fell. "The victim of a butcherly murder." --D. Webster.
What stratagems, how fell, how butcherly,
This deadly quarrel daily doth beget! --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: poorly done; "a botchy piece of work"; "it was an
unskillful attempt" [syn: botchy, butcherly,
2: accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"
[syn: gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous,