Antonyms of adj butcherly

2 senses of butcherly

Sense 1
botchy, butcherly, unskillful -- (poorly done; "a botchy piece of work"; "it was an unskillful attempt")

INDIRECT (VIA unskilled) -> skilled -- (having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade")

Sense 2
gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous, butcherly -- (accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war")

INDIRECT (VIA bloody) -> bloodless -- (free from blood or bloodshed; "bloodless surgery"; "a bloodless coup")

Similarity of adj butcherly

2 senses of butcherly

Sense 1
botchy, butcherly, unskillful -- (poorly done; "a botchy piece of work"; "it was an unskillful attempt")
       => unskilled (vs. skilled) -- (not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency; "unskilled in the art of rhetoric"; "an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"; "unskilled labor"; "workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"; "unskilled workmanship")

Sense 2
gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous, butcherly -- (accompanied by bloodshed; "this bitter and sanguinary war")
       => bloody (vs. bloodless) -- (having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight")

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