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[slaw-ter-uh s]
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  1. murderous; destructive.
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Origin of slaughterous

First recorded in 1575–85; slaughter + -ous
Related formsslaugh·ter·ous·ly, adverb
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Related Words for slaughterous

arduous, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, criminal, cruel, cutthroat, dangerous, deadly, destructive, devastating, exhausting, fell, ferocious, harrowing, hellish, homicidal, killing, lethal

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Historical Examples of slaughterous

  • As our men, on the other hand, were no less determined to take it, the contest became furious and slaughterous.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel

    Wayland Fuller Dunaway

  • At last my slaughterous appetite was gratified, and a blue-cow bore witness to the merit of my rifle, if not to my marksmanship.

  • Conquests, triumphs, and slaughterous glory are not very nice till they have ceased to drip.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore