Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Murderous; cruel.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And then I remembered the butcherous assortment of saws and knives I had seen among Beaton's implements at Leoch, and I knew.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • On the morning of December 17, the second day of the German offensive, a panzer unit, led by a butcherous colonel named Jochem Peiper, overran a small fuel dump nearby.

    The Prize

  • The attack on him had suddenly become butcherous, cruel, sneaking into his mind somehow to use his most dreaded nightmares against him.

    The Dark Door

  • For if that devilish rascal Neuendorf ain’t guilty, then the butcherous killer is still walkin’ the streets

    Nevermore

  • a new story out detailing -- as never before -- the depth of Kissinger's involvement in that bloody, butcherous coup of 1973.

    Marc Cooper

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