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bloodthirsty (adj.)

also blood-thirsty, "eager to shed blood," 1530s (Coverdale, Psalms xxv.9), from blood (n.) + thirsty (adj.). Ancient Greek had a similar image in haimodipsos. Related: Bloodthirstiness.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of bloodthirsty from WordNet

bloodthirsty (adj.)
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed; "went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson;
bloodthirsty yells
Synonyms: bloody-minded / sanguinary
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