bloodthirsty

adjective blood·thirsty \ ˈbləd-ˌthər-stē \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of bloodthirsty

: eager for or marked by the shedding of blood, violence, or killing

bloodthirstily

play \-stə-lē\ adverb

bloodthirstiness

play \-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bloodthirsty in a Sentence

  1. the Goths were a wild and bloodthirsty people

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BLOODTHIRSTY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bloodthirsty for English Language Learners

  • : eager to hurt or kill : enjoying the sight of violence or bloodshed


BLOODTHIRSTY Defined for Kids

bloodthirsty

adjective blood·thirsty \ ˈbləd-ˌthər-stē \

Definition of bloodthirsty for Students

: eager to kill or hurt


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