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Synonyms for butcherly

poorly done

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accompanied by bloodshed

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As Alexander's troops swooped down upon the Malloi when they were working unarmed in their fields and butcherly slaughtered in a great number.
Hotman provides a detailed, supposedly eyewitness account of the massacre, which he sums up as "This butcherly slaughter of Paris" (271).
17) De Quincey explicitly rejects 'vile butcherly murder' as a 'disgraceful affair'.
For over the years Defoe scholars, in books and articles, have drawn no end of conclusions about Defoe from these supposed writings of his, both the Applebee's Journal ones and the criminal 'lives', and it feels quite butcherly to suggest that they may have been deluded.