butcherly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From butcher +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

butcherly (comparative more butcherly, superlative most butcherly)

  1. Like a butcher; characterised by slaughter, savage.
    • , II.12:
      Alexander comming to the Ocean of India, cast in favour of Thetis many great rich vessels of gold into the Sea, replenishing moreover her Altars with a butcherly slaughter, not onely of innocent beasts, but of men [].

Adverb[edit]

butcherly (comparative more butcherly, superlative most butcherly)

  1. (obsolete) Like a butcher; cruelly, brutally.