(noun, adjective)


1. accompanied by bloodshed

- this bitter and sanguinary war

Similar word(s): bloody, butcherly, gory, sanguineous, slaughterous

2. marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed

- went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood

Similar word(s): bloody, bloodthirsty, sanguineous


1. A bloodthirsty person.

2. The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria.