Definitions

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  • n. A desire for extreme violence and carnage, often aroused in the heat of battle and leading to uncontrolled slaughter and torture.
  • n. The desire for bloodshed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a desire for bloodshed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a desire for bloodshed

Etymologies

From blood + lust (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The only difference is now another family (the executed offender's family) has to grieve for the death of their family member too. what you refer to as bloodlust and hatred, others call justice. mike h from Edmonton, Canada writes: No matter how many more millions are thrown at trying to

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  • John Doe from Canada writes: james c from Canada writes: what you refer to as bloodlust and hatred, others call justice.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • We know what kind of music he listens to, how he uses jokes to lighten tough situations, that he's a movie nerd, that he eats ALOT, that he's dependent on his family, that he's loyal and and only becomes a leader when there is no one else that can take over (Whenever there's another hunter besides Sam around, Dean let's them take over, like John and Bobby and GORDON (in bloodlust) ... etc).

    TheTVaddict.com Interviews Eric Kripke | the TV addict

  • Sectarian bloodlust is difficult to stop, and only the Iraqis can stop it.

    Leaving Iraq

  • But, the pro forma nature of Brooks’s bloodlust is a good thing.

    Huckabee (!) Carries Iowa Immigration Patriots; Ron Paul Asleep

  • After his memory is erased, the song is gone as well, but the bloodlust is a deeper part of him as he immediately takes the life of another victim in Montauk.

    Top 10 Movies Ruined by a Female Presence » Scene-Stealers

  • Inventively enough, smaller bits of story pop in like a comic book panel, giving another perspective on how hard the enemy is scrambling to end Shank's bloodlust, which is something I couldn't get enough of.

    Gaming Age Online | Videogame News and Reviews

  • I don't need to talk to a counselor or a doctor about my so-called "bloodlust" either.

    Morality of the kill

  • TNR has an interview with Barack Obama that ends with the question: "Do you worry that people look at that and say 'Well, this guy doesn't have the thirst, the kind of bloodlust for brass-knuckle politics that you need to have?'"

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Of course his head was filled with countless yarns concerning the Indians '"bloodlust," resourcefulness, and, yes-spirituality.

    Zane Grey, Romancing the West

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