Definition of bloodlust
: desire for bloodshed
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Yet this is not the vicious lynching of a Trump-surrogate that the right-wing press are keen to portray, nor a ritual expression of New York Democrats' bloodlust.
And will anything short of high crimes and misdemeanors -- the threshold for impeachment -- satisfy Democratic bloodlust?
His restrained, elegant images capture life on the edge of death; the warriors’ sparring and training, their rigid discipline and furious bloodlust, come off as the ultimate aphrodisiacs.
Alaskans’ right to fulfill their bloodlust to brutally annihilate game animals takes a backseat to humanely managing the wildlife treasure that belongs to all Americans.
Leonidas divorcing a Persian from his leg in 300—as baddie and limb pinwheel on different axes—gives us a focusing beat that amps up our bloodlust.
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Definition of bloodlust for English Language Learners
: the desire to kill or to see people killed
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