Definition of bloodbath
1 : a great slaughter
2a : a notably fierce, violent, or destructive contest or struggle the campaign has become a bloodbathb : a major economic disaster a market bloodbath
Examples of bloodbath in a Sentence
Thousands of people were murdered in the bloodbath.
one side was so much better armed that the battle quickly turned into a bloodbath
Recent Examples of bloodbath from the Web
Liu and his fellow hunger-strikers, fearing a bloodbath in the square, acted as negotiators between military forces and the remaining demonstrators.
The EU also fears renewed instability in the region, which went through a bloodbath during the 1990s ethnic wars.
And the bloodbath won’t end soon: this winter, a report by Moody’s Investors Service found that debt maturities were on their way to record levels in the next five years.
And the bloodbath won't end soon: this winter, a report by Moody's Investors Service found that debt maturities were on their way to record levels in the next five years.
Reservoir Dogs ends in a bloodbath because of the unpredictable, psychotic Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen).
But achieving his ambition of enshrining the existence of the Self-Defense Forces in the top law looks more remote after the bloodbath the ruling party suffered in Sunday’s Tokyo assembly elections.
Two people are slaughtered in a bloodbath, and only a few drops of blood are found in O.J.’s house?
Iran gained nothing from the long bloodbath of the Iran-Iraq War and subsequently avoided all direct military confrontations.
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Definition of bloodbath for English Language Learners
: a violent and cruel killing of many people
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