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Definition of "butcherly" [butch•er•ly]

  • Like a butcher; characterised by slaughter, savage. (adjective)
  • Like a butcher; cruelly, brutally. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "butcherly" in a sentence
  • "I think thou couldst not expect I should frame lies for thee; and after all, John, in my broken recollections of that night, I do bethink me of a butcherly looking mute, with a curtal axe, much like such a one as may have done yonder night job."
  • "Will they remove the only motive which could bring me to the butcherly spectacle of their combat?"
  • "After the murder of that little child, it seems to me one can never look with anything but horror upon the butcherly Herod who ordered it."