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- n. The characteristic of being bloodthirsty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Thirst for blood; a propensity for shedding blood; a desire to slay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disposition to shed blood
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As regards the question of Cetywayo's bloodthirstiness, which is so strenuously denied by his apologists, I cannot say that a careful study of the blue books bearing on the subject brings me to the same conclusion.
He wanted her to call his bloodthirstiness bravery and his cruelty devotion.
To free these tribes from their bloodthirstiness was the greatest kindness, and to coerce and restrain them was a true mercy.
They seemed rather to be enjoying themselves, displaying a kind of bloodthirstiness which I had not as yet witnessed.
"bloodthirstiness" of a mate who was, after all, but a normal girl of that day, and who, girl as she was, never for a moment faltered in the high courage with which she threw herself into that combat, responding to the passionate urge for freedom in her blood that not five centuries of inhuman persecution could subdue?
His viciousness is amped to naked bloodthirstiness.
For that we can thank the fortitude of American forces under George Washington, the siegecraft of French troops of Gen. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the count of Rochambeau - and the relentless bloodthirstiness of female Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquitoes.
Hastings had the courage and honesty to report the cowboy culture, the contempt for diplomatic processes, the bloodthirstiness that swirls around the old boy's club at the top.
Imagine the battles scaled down, the bloodthirstiness ramped up, and the quests made kind of pointless.
As the English scholar and diplomat Charles Bell has put it "The violence and bloodthirstiness of the epic hark back to a time before Buddhism had made its impact on Tibet, and when the Tibetans took joy in hunting, raiding and making war, especially on their neighbor China."