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- adj. prone to slaughtering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destructive; murderous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bent on killing; murderous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. accompanied by bloodshed
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Look at Grendel, the ur-slasher, the slaughterous bog-dweller whose war on society and eventual comeuppance are chronicled in the thousand-year-old text of Beowulf.
A good old fashioned superpowered slaughterous slugfest.
How much more are we willing to give, how much more evil are we to ignore by treacherous leaders, how much more of a "chance" will we give the new leader to escalate the slaughterous stakes in Afghanistan after seven years of brutal invasion and occupation?
Or (b) To live with the lie and to allow it to become precedent for the inevitability of similar future political and slaughterous treachery.
She was NOT "courageous," but furtive in keeping the treachery silent, thereby perverting the cause for slaughterous war.
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It is amazing how many Americans criticize the action of the Muslim who threw his shoes at the personification of lying treachery when we should in fact commend him for displaying courage literally to the face of slaughterous power.
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I hadn't noticed, and hadn't thought about it, and suddenly realized what an amazing thing it is to have my first ever spring without slaughterous overtones.
Perhaps not, but the world and history will not forgive dull minds in seeking self-advantage in the face of the slaughterous consequences, nor will we.