adjective Date: 1935 eager for or marked by the shedding of blood, violence, or killingbloodthirstily adverbbloodthirstiness noun

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  • Bloodthirsty — Blood thirst y, a. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous; having a bloodlust. {Blood thirst i*ness} (?), n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodthirsty — index malevolent, malignant, predatory, ruthless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — (adj.) also blood thirsty, 1530s (Coverdale, Ps. xxv.9), from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + THIRSTY (Cf. thirsty). Ancient Greek had a similar image in haimodipsos. Related: Bloodthirstiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — [adj] murderous barbaric, cruel, homicidal, inhuman, ruthless, sanguinary, savage, slaughterous; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • bloodthirsty — ► ADJECTIVE (bloodthirstier, bloodthirstiest) ▪ eager to kill and maim …   English terms dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — [blud′thʉrs΄tē] adj. eager to hurt or kill; murderous; very cruel bloodthirstily adv. bloodthirstiness n …   English World dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — [[t]blʌ̱dθɜː(r)sti[/t]] ADJ GRADED Bloodthirsty people are eager to use violence or display a strong interest in violent things. You can also use bloodthirsty to refer to very violent situations. They were savage and bloodthirsty. ...some of the… …   English dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — UK [ˈblʌdˌθɜː(r)stɪ] / US [ˈblʌdˌθɜrstɪ] adjective Word forms bloodthirsty : adjective bloodthirsty comparative bloodthirstier superlative bloodthirstiest a) someone who is bloodthirsty enjoys taking part in or watching violence b) involving… …   English dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — bloodthirstily, adv. bloodthirstiness, n. /blud therr stee/, adj. 1. eager to shed blood; murderous: to capture a bloodthirsty criminal. 2. enjoying or encouraging bloodshed or violence, esp. as a spectator or clamorous partisan: the bloodthirsty …   Universalium

  • bloodthirsty — blood|thirst|y [ˈblʌdˌθə:sti US ə:r ] adj 1.) eager to kill and wound, or enjoying killing and violence ▪ a bloodthirsty crowd 2.) describing or showing violence ▪ The film was too bloodthirsty for me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloodthirsty — adjective 1 eager to kill and wound, or enjoying seeing killing and violence: ruthless and bloodthirsty warriors 2 describing or showing violence: The film was too bloodthirsty for me. bloodthirstily adverb bloodthirstiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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