Definition of bloodthirsty in English:

bloodthirsty

adjective

  • 1Having or showing a desire to kill and maim.

    ‘a bloodthirsty dictator’
    • ‘He acquired a reputation for being bloodthirsty and ruthless, to go with his reputation for cunning.’
    • ‘Such cannibalistic behavior has fueled the squid's reputation as a bloodthirsty sea creature.’
    • ‘Picasso collected African masks, Eisenstein filmed the bloodthirsty gods sculpted by the Aztecs.’
    • ‘We are not the bloodthirsty killers the detectives would lead you to believe.’
    • ‘Until Victoria's reign, Vikings were portrayed as bloodthirsty and violent.’
    • ‘They aren't bloodthirsty barbarians, they are people who believe that if a crime is bad enough then one can justify taking the life of the person.’
    • ‘It is an unspeakable act of violence carried out by unspeakably nasty vicious bloodthirsty thugs.’
    • ‘The regime was mercilessly brutal and bloodthirsty.’
    • ‘The Vikings had a reputation for being bloodthirsty and cruel in an age that was itself hard and accustomed to cruelty.’
    • ‘The violent, bloodthirsty gang who are holding him are notorious throughout the criminal underworld.’
    • ‘He was even more cruel and bloodthirsty than his father.’
    • ‘Not that people had much choice in the matter - bandits were ruthless and bloodthirsty.’
    • ‘You are being so bloodthirsty, so ruthless, and you are much too strong for your age and training.’
    • ‘He's quite bloodthirsty, killing anyone who disobeys him and gets in his way.’
    • ‘Showing that some of those killed were even more bloodthirsty than their killers is no extenuation.’
    • ‘They are part of a village that is being plagued by wild and bloodthirsty wolves.’
    • ‘There he was, one man, threatening to kill almost thirty hard, bloodthirsty outlaws?’
    • ‘Perhaps the goal was to show that a cultured and civilized man could be reduced to a bloodthirsty assassin in extraordinary scenarios.’
    • ‘Often regarded as a bloodthirsty dictator, he was later valued for his social ideals of reducing inequality and ensuring work for all.’
    • ‘The enemy would probably be bloodthirsty bandits just waiting to kill him.’
    murderous, homicidal, violent, sadistic, warlike, bellicose, bloody
    vicious, ruthless, callous, heartless, merciless, barbarous, barbaric, savage, brutal, cut-throat
    fierce, ferocious, inhuman
    sanguinary
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    1. 1.1(of a story or film) containing or depicting much violence.
      ‘a bloodthirsty occult movie’
      • ‘The film's basically a non-stop bloodthirsty assault on humanity, and as such it's consistently unsettling.’
      • ‘The film is a little bloodthirsty sometimes during the battle scenes.’
      • ‘The music stopped for the Primary School who told the audience the real story behind Cinderella and the bloodthirsty Prince Charming.’
      • ‘I've seen complaints about the level of violence and it is indeed staggeringly bloodthirsty.’
      • ‘There are lashings of bloodthirsty violence in the film, but plenty of pitch-black humour too.’
      • ‘So why does he keep making movies about bloodthirsty loners out for revenge?’
      • ‘Fans of gloomy, bloodthirsty action movies will probably be entertained.’
      • ‘For instance, the pirates are not the bloodthirsty savages characterized by most films in this genre.’
      • ‘Most people would allow, though, that bloodthirsty material could be a catalyst in rare cases where very damaged children are exposed to an overload of vicious fantasy.’
      • ‘Even allowing for these excesses, the most serious problem with the novella lies in its bloodthirsty ending.’

Pronunciation:

bloodthirsty

/ˈblʌdθəːsti/