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butcherly


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butcherly 
  adj  1:  poorly  done  "a  botchy  piece  of  work";  "it  was  an  unskillful 
  attempt"  [syn:  {botchy},  {unskillful}] 
  2:  accompanied  by  bloodshed;  "this  bitter  and  sanguinary  war" 
  [syn:  {gory},  {sanguinary},  {sanguineous},  {slaughterous}] 




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