American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Eager to shed blood.
- adj. Characterized by great carnage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eager to shed blood; murderous: as, “his bloodthirstie blade,” ; “bloodthirsty lord,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous; having a bloodlust.
- adj. marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
- From blood + thirsty. Compare Dutch bloeddorstig ("bloodthirsty"), German blutdürstig ("bloodthirsty"), Danish blodtørstig ("bloodthirsty"), Swedish blodtörstig ("bloodthristy"). (Wiktionary)
“Maybe, but in the arts it takes more than just being good; it takes what I call bloodthirsty determination.”
“They were doing their best to strike down the universal monarchy of Spain, which they described as a bloodthirsty, insatiable, insolent, absolute dominion of Saracenic, Moorish Christians.”
“Invocations, in bloodthirsty language, encouraged it to punish the guilty party.”
“Justices — Justiciary — whatever they call their bloodthirsty court, and save your sister from being murdered, and them from becoming murderers.”
“When in bloodthirsty history did beauty ever save anyone from anything?”
“--- Justiciary --- whatever they call their bloodthirsty court, and save your sister from being murdered, and them from becoming murderers.”
“Justices -- Justiciary -- whatever they call their bloodthirsty court, and save your sister from being murdered, and them from becoming murderers.”
“Rabbinic Judaism developed this last hint and created so many obstacles to execution that the Mishnah described as bloodthirsty a court that executed a man every seven years—every seventy years, objected Eliezer ben Azariah Makkot 7a.”
“The ancient proverb, That bloodthirsty is the man who returns from banishment to power, had been applied, with too much truth, to ‘Marius and Tiberius; and was now verified for the third time in the life of Andronicus.”
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