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sanguinary (adj.)

"characterized by slaughter," 1620s, possibly from French sanguinaire, or directly from Latin sanguinarius "pertaining to blood," from sanguis (genitive sanguinis) "blood," of unknown origin. Latin distinguished sanguis, the generic word, from cruor "blood from a wound" (related to English raw, from PIE root *kreue-).

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Definitions of sanguinary from WordNet

sanguinary (adj.)
accompanied by bloodshed;
this bitter and sanguinary war
Synonyms: gory / sanguineous / slaughterous / butcherly
sanguinary (adj.)
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed; "went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson;
Synonyms: bloodthirsty / bloody-minded
From wordnet.princeton.edu