a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.
Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.
a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use bloodbath in a sentence
Governor, the Black Panthers in Oakland are threatening a blood bath.
Reagan: “If they want a blood bath they can have a blood bath.”
"A frightful blood-bath," by all the Accounts: blood-bath, brandy-bath, and chief Nucleus of Chaos then extant aboveground.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Such was the famous, or rather the infamous, "blood-bath of Stockholm," which still remains as a frightful memory to the land.Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15) | Charles Morris
Batista executed them when he had them, a regular blood bath going on there.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They had heard of the Blood Bath and of many other acts of cruelty and had come to agree with Gustaf.Capitals of the Northlands | Ian C. Hannah
Every division in the British army took its turn in the blood-bath of the Somme and was duly blooded, at a cost of 25 per cent.Now It Can Be Told | Philip Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for blood bath
indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012