Bloodthirsty people are eager to use violence or display a strong interest in violent things. You can also use bloodthirsty to refer to very violent situations.

They were savage and bloodthirsty.

...some of the most tragic scenes witnessed even in this bloodthirsty war.

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  • Bloodthirsty — Blood thirst y, a. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous; having a bloodlust. {Blood thirst i*ness} (?), n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloodthirsty — index malevolent, malignant, predatory, ruthless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — (adj.) also blood thirsty, 1530s (Coverdale, Ps. xxv.9), from BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.) + THIRSTY (Cf. thirsty). Ancient Greek had a similar image in haimodipsos. Related: Bloodthirstiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — [adj] murderous barbaric, cruel, homicidal, inhuman, ruthless, sanguinary, savage, slaughterous; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • bloodthirsty — ► ADJECTIVE (bloodthirstier, bloodthirstiest) ▪ eager to kill and maim …   English terms dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — [blud′thʉrs΄tē] adj. eager to hurt or kill; murderous; very cruel bloodthirstily adv. bloodthirstiness n …   English World dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — UK [ˈblʌdˌθɜː(r)stɪ] / US [ˈblʌdˌθɜrstɪ] adjective Word forms bloodthirsty : adjective bloodthirsty comparative bloodthirstier superlative bloodthirstiest a) someone who is bloodthirsty enjoys taking part in or watching violence b) involving… …   English dictionary

  • bloodthirsty — bloodthirstily, adv. bloodthirstiness, n. /blud therr stee/, adj. 1. eager to shed blood; murderous: to capture a bloodthirsty criminal. 2. enjoying or encouraging bloodshed or violence, esp. as a spectator or clamorous partisan: the bloodthirsty …   Universalium

  • bloodthirsty — blood|thirst|y [ˈblʌdˌθə:sti US ə:r ] adj 1.) eager to kill and wound, or enjoying killing and violence ▪ a bloodthirsty crowd 2.) describing or showing violence ▪ The film was too bloodthirsty for me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloodthirsty — adjective 1 eager to kill and wound, or enjoying seeing killing and violence: ruthless and bloodthirsty warriors 2 describing or showing violence: The film was too bloodthirsty for me. bloodthirstily adverb bloodthirstiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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