bloodthirsty
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈblʌdθəːsti/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈblʌdˌθɚsti/
Adjective

bloodthirsty (comparative bloodthirstier, superlative bloodthirstiest)

  1. Thirsty for blood#Noun|blood: inexorably violent or eager for bloodshed; murderous.
    Synonyms: bloodlusty, homicidal, murtherous, murderous
    Antonyms: unbloodthirsty
    • 1682, Thomas Otway, Venice Preserv’d, or, A Plot Discover’d. A Tragedy. […], London: Printed for Jos[eph] Hindmarsh […], OCLC 664400715 ↗, Act V, scene i, page 53 ↗:
      [I]t is, as I may so say, a sawcy Plot: and we all know, most Reverend Fathers, that what is sawce for a Goose is sawce for a Gander: Therefore, I say, as those bloud-thirsty Ganders of the conspiracy would have destroyed us Geese of the Senate, let us make haste to destroy them, so I humbly move for hanging— [...]
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    • 1843 December 18, Charles Dickens, “Stave I. Marley’s Ghost.”, in A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, London: Chapman & Hall, […], OCLC 55746801 ↗, page 16 ↗:
      The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's household should; and even the little tailor, whom he had fined five shillings on the previous Monday for being drunk and blood-thirsty in the streets, stirred up to-morrow's pudding in his garret, while his lean wife and the baby sallied out to buy the beef.
  2. Of a book#Noun|book, film#Noun|film, etc.: depicting much violence; gory, violent.
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