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[adj] 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
[adj] accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war"


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\San"gui*na*ry\, a. [L. sanguinarius, fr. sanguis blood: cf. F. sanguinaire.]
1. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle. We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences. --Bacon.
2. Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood. Passion . . . makes us brutal and sanguinary. --Broome. Syn: Bloody; murderous; bloodthirsty; cruel.
\San"gui*na*ry\, n. [L. herba sanguinaria an herb that stanches blood: cf. F. sanguinaire. See {Sanguinary}, a.] (Bot.) (a) The yarrow. (b) The Sanguinaria.

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