What does the word sanguinary mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Sanguinely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Sanguineness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Attended with bloodshed.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Bloodthirsty.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Consisting of blood.

Usage examples for sanguinary

  1. I fear I am doing a wrong to the ladies by going into these sanguinary details. – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  2. Now followed a short but sanguinary duel. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  3. The Queen replied that Marchal de Grammont was sent to release them and to see to their necessary security for the public tranquillity, but that she had sent for them in relation to another affair, which the Keeper of the Seals would explain to them, and which he couched in a sanguinary manifesto, in substance as follows: All the reports made by the Coadjutor in Parliament are false, and invented by him. – The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete by Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz