Definition of Bloodthirsty

1. Adjective. Marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed. "Went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"

Exact synonyms: Bloody-minded, Sanguinary
Similar to: Bloody
Derivative terms: Bloodthirstiness



Definition of Bloodthirsty

1. a. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous.

Definition of Bloodthirsty

1. Adjective. Eager to resort to violence. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by massive bloodshed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bloodthirsty

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Bloodthirsty

1. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous. Blood"thirstiness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloodthirsty

bloodstock
bloodstocks
bloodstone
bloodstones
bloodstream
bloodstreams
bloodstroke
bloodsucker
bloodsuckers
bloodsucking
bloodthirst
bloodthirstier
bloodthirstiest
bloodthirstily
bloodthirstiness
bloodthirsty (current term)
bloodulf
bloodwit
bloodwite
bloodwites
bloodwits
bloodwood
bloodwood tree
bloodwoods
bloodwork
bloodworm
bloodworms
bloodwort
bloodwort family
bloodworts

Literary usage of Bloodthirsty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER XXXVIII The chief point of attack—A bloodthirsty mob—The only ... from beginning to end the fierce attacks of the bloodthirsty mob outside, ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... and bloodthirsty cruelty and oppression. Stanley was really the first of Christian missionaries there; for the slight teachings that he gave the king ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Tendencies — The Effect of War — Stupendous Vanity — Invention of Dialects — The Passion for War — The Crafty and bloodthirsty Apaches — The Cheyennes ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"You're a bloodthirsty little mosquito," said Mulvaney, blowing blue clouds into the air. "But I suppose I will have to come wid you. ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"... bloodthirsty, and of great power, three qualities wholly wanting in ''Pistol." Fancy a cheetah-like warrior, clad in a lion's skin, alias a captain's ..."

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