Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Stained with blood.
  • adjective Responsible for killing or slaughter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Stained with blood; guilty of bloodshed or slaughter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective stained with blood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Stained, spotted or otherwise discolored with blood.
  • adjective Having the color of something which has been stained with blood.
  • adjective Responsible for the deaths of others.
  • adjective By extension from sense #3, guilty of wrongdoing.

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

  • adjective covered with blood

Etymologies

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blood +‎ stained

Examples

  • He entered it and discovered a golden idol crusted with red jewels, which he called the bloodstained god.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • In a communal grave so newly dug in bloodstained gorse and bracken.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • Does Robert Spencer really expect us to pay attention to his deliberations of whether Christians are more of a threat to free societies than so-called 'Islamic jihadists', whether the Bible and the Q'ran contain violence, to consider whether the history of Christianity or Islam is more 'bloodstained', and why he believes Christianity is a religion of peace, but Islam is not.

    British Blogs

  • The election alliance led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- whose administration has been backed by Washington -- called the court decision "bloodstained" by allowing suspected Saddam loyalists back into the political fold.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • The election alliance led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki - whose administration has been backed by Washington - called the court decision "bloodstained" by allowing suspected Saddam loyalists back into the political fold.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Does Robert Spencer really expect us to pay attention to his deliberations of whether Christians are more of a threat to free societies than so-called 'Islamic jihadists', whether the Bible and the Q'ran contain violence, to consider whether the history of Christianity or Islam is more 'bloodstained', and why he believes Christianity is a religion of peace, but Islam is not.

    British Blogs

  • The election alliance led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- whose administration has been backed by Washington -- called the court decision "bloodstained" by allowing suspected Saddam loyalists back into the political fold.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • The election alliance led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- whose administration has been backed by Washington -- called the court decision "bloodstained" by allowing suspected Saddam loyalists back into the political fold.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • The election alliance led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki - whose administration has been backed by Washington - called the court decision "bloodstained" by allowing suspected Saddam loyalists back into the political fold.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Does Robert Spencer really expect us to pay attention to his deliberations of whether Christians are more of a threat to free societies than so-called 'Islamic jihadists', whether the Bible and the Q'ran contain violence, to consider whether the history of Christianity or Islam is more 'bloodstained', and why he believes Christianity is a religion of peace, but Islam is not.

    British Blogs

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