Definition of bloodshed in English:

bloodshed

noun

mass noun
  • The killing or wounding of people, typically on a large scale during a conflict.

    ‘the president feared bloodshed and disorder if the demands for reform were not met’
    • ‘It has become synonymous over the years with bloodshed and murder.’
    • ‘As tragic as the violence up to now has been, even more tragic is the fact that murder and bloodshed continue.’
    • ‘Ignoring his instincts, Hopkins then rides away as the slaughter and bloodshed begins.’
    • ‘He criticised martial law but warned of bloodshed and civil war, counselling patience rather than defiance.’
    • ‘People are pretty fed up with this fear and this intimidation, and the straight out bloodshed.’
    • ‘I just ran off in the opposite direction, desperate to get away from the battle and bloodshed as fast as I could.’
    • ‘After all, life is all about sharing and caring and not violence and bloodshed.’
    • ‘The bloodshed has sparked fears that the violence could worsen ahead of the elections.’
    • ‘Fresh troops arrived in the city throughout the day, triggering fears of further bloodshed.’
    • ‘Martial law was imposed to avoid bloodshed as rebels battled with police and the military.’
    • ‘My head is spinning wildly with images of bloodshed and violence.’
    • ‘Violence is rare but once started often escalates quickly to bloodshed and serious injury.’
    • ‘In many parts of the world it often leads to violent confrontation and much bloodshed.’
    • ‘If a party in power governs badly, it should be possible to remove it without bloodshed.’
    • ‘How much he strong to do as much as possible to stop the continuity of bloodshed.’
    • ‘The local people, he said, were more firm in their resolution to end violence and bloodshed.’
    • ‘The voting took place against a backdrop of bloodshed, with at least 44 people killed by suicide bombs.’
    • ‘It will also echo back through 2,500 years of bloodshed justified by the sway of good over evil.’
    • ‘Who acts on the principle that violence, force and the threat of bloodshed are worthy tools of diplomacy?’
    • ‘Charle though has decided to call it a day, the endless violence and bloodshed has become too much.’
    slaughter, slaying, killing, carnage, butchery, massacre, murder, bloodletting, bloodbath, gore, pogrom, genocide
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Pronunciation

bloodshed

/ˈblʌdʃɛd/