bloodthirsty

Definitions

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

  • adjective Eager to cause or see the shedding of blood.
  • adjective Characterized by violence or carnage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eager to shed blood; murderous: as, “his bloodthirstie blade,” ; “bloodthirsty lord,”

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

  • adjective Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous; having a bloodlust.

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

  • adjective Eager to resort to violence.
  • adjective Characterized by massive bloodshed.

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

  • adjective marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed

Etymologies

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From blood +‎ thirsty. Compare Dutch bloeddorstig ("bloodthirsty"), German blutdürstig ("bloodthirsty"), Danish blodtørstig ("bloodthirsty"), Swedish blodtörstig ("bloodthristy").

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