Definition of bloodbath in English:

bloodbath

noun

  • An event or situation in which many people are killed in an extremely violent way.

    ‘he allowed the protest to go ahead despite warnings that it would spark a bloodbath’
    • ‘The government, they say, is concealing a savage bloodbath in which dozens of detainees were killed by police and guards.’
    • ‘Rather, the old testament looks like their text, with its vengeful God, its tribal bloodbaths and its focus on the Israelites.’
    • ‘The shooting marked the start of a bloodbath that killed 200,000 people and forced 1.8 million to leave their homes.’
    • ‘The bandits attack, a bloodbath ensues, and casualties are heavy.’
    • ‘And since you're so keen to talk about bloodbaths: will there be revolution in the violent sense, or is it possible to avoid that?’
    • ‘True, the election was not the bloodbath that had been widely predicted.’
    • ‘One was the devastation caused by the two world wars and subsequent regional bloodbaths.’
    • ‘A similar performance then would be an unmitigated disaster, with the Battle of Britain likely to be no more than a bloodbath.’
    • ‘Now the president said that he was leaving this country to avoid a bloodbath.’
    • ‘The film opens with a bloodbath, relying heavily on killing, maiming and general shock tactics.’
    • ‘They were viewed as the biggest risk in the attempt to avoid a bloodbath, which appears to be the reason for the controversial use of the special gas.’
    • ‘It may dovetail with comedy, with stysized bloodbaths and gore, with the thriller and morality-play, but it is not beholden to any of them.’
    • ‘The narrative of contemporary history heaps one appalling disaster upon another as the world crawls towards hostilities, bloodbaths, and natural disasters.’
    • ‘Fears are now running high that the street attack could spark a bloodbath among the city's rival mobs.’
    • ‘Others have been nothing short of bloodbaths, where age-old rivalries and enmities were brought out to be settled once and for all!’
    • ‘Often these TV events are watered down versions of what should be premium bloodbaths.’
    • ‘Political boundaries splitting ethnic groups have produced bloodbaths everywhere.’
    • ‘This was the real cause of the horrendous bloodbath of the First World War.’
    • ‘When the people at home glimpse the reality of war, that it's a bloodbath, they freak out.’
    • ‘This led to a communal bloodbath in which hundreds of thousands were killed and many thousands more were expelled from their homes.’
    slaughter, wholesale slaughter, mass slaughter, wholesale killing, indiscriminate killing
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Pronunciation

bloodbath

/ˈblʌdbɑːθ/