bloodlust

noun
blood·​lust | \ˈbləd-ˌləst \

Definition of bloodlust 

: desire for bloodshed

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Trail of Lightning begins long after Maggie and Neizgháni have split up due to his concern over her bloodlust and and extreme violence. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Trail of Lightning is a breathtaking Native American urban fantasy adventure," 26 June 2018 To write a character like Villanelle, a woman motivated by bloodlust, greed, and spite, is not an inherently revolutionary act, even amid the dearth of complex female archetypes in pop culture. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Killing Eve and the Riddle of Why Women Kill," 28 May 2018 Taking the time to ripen Jon’s prey only makes pulling the trigger on his bloodlust increasingly difficult. Steven Strom, Ars Technica, "Vampyr review: Dead in the daylight," 6 June 2018 Comer and Haig play this horror climax perfectly, as Villanelle’s bloodlust rises in tandem with Bill’s panic. Caroline Framke, Vox, "Killing Eve’s funny, frightening third episode shows why it’s the best TV surprise of the year," 29 Apr. 2018 The hosts have been consumed by bloodlust, leaving humans as hapless underdogs in a hell of their own making. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 1: No More Heroes," 23 Apr. 2018 Marko’s troubled relationship with pacifism both stems from childhood abuse and his fear of his own bloodlust. Shaan Amin, The Atlantic, "The Sprawling, Empathetic Adventure of Saga," 28 Mar. 2018 Can the ethical acts of Burnham and the crew make up for Lorca's madness and bloodlust? Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "Star Trek: Discovery," 14 Nov. 2017 Of course, this presumed there was a way to take care of everybody while still satisfying the bloodlust of the conservative base. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Immigration Plan Is Obamacare Repeal All Over," 5 Sep. 2017

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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bloodlust

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bloodlust

: the desire to kill or to see people killed

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