Part of speech: adjective

Involving mutual slaughter; sanguinary.

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Usage examples "internecine":

  1. And in such case the quarrel with him would be more internecine than with other foes, such as English members, Scotch members, Conservative Irish members, and Liberal Irish members, not sworn to follow certain leaders. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
  2. The third was that they might not perish by internecine strife. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  3. Has there been an internecine battle inside the poor wretch's body? - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.