blood·​lust | \ ˈbləd-ˌləst How to pronounce bloodlust (audio) \

Definition of bloodlust

: desire for bloodshed

Examples of bloodlust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That — more than bloodlust, indifference, or the gun lobby — is why school shootings have done less than gun control proponents would have hoped to move the needle on legislation. W. James Antle Iii, The Week, 27 May 2022 That said, though, this is also an exceedingly dark season, unfolding against a backdrop of bloodlust and revenge, as well as the rise of fascism that seduced some corners of pre-WWII England. Andy Meek, BGR, 13 June 2022 The eternal bloodlust and sensitivity to the sun relegates The Girl With No Name (Sheila Vand) to a shadowy existence of haunting cruel men and skateboarding the empty streets of Bad City. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 25 Oct. 2021 These scenes aren’t any more convincing than the ones that preceded them — from the spurts of blood to the bloodlust behind each pull of the trigger, would-be climaxes feel like bad theater. Michael Nordine, Variety, 18 Mar. 2022 But Squid Game was a blunt instrument, a melodrama weaponized for memes and bloodlust. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2021 If so, this season feels like a real waste of Jennifer Beals, who got the one good scene where Garsa tried to ease Black Krrsantan’s bloodlust, and almost nothing else of note to do. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2022 The show dialed up the crazy in last week’s penultimate Season 1 episode, Doomcoming, when the girls unwittingly took psychedelic mushrooms and were possessed by a wild bloodlust that almost got Travis (Kevin Alves) killed. Erik Kain, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 There’s just something about wildly infeasible bloodlust that keeps us coming back for more. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bloodlust

1848, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Bloodlust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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