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.
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How to use bloodbath in a sentence
In the aftermath of a bloodbath, it is hard to have a nuanced discussion.Three Factors Drive Rightwing Violence. We Can't Solve the Problem Without Addressing All of Them | Megan K McBride | May 19, 2022 | Time
A year and a half ago it became the site of a bloodbath when energy-rich Azerbaijan sought a violent solution to the century-old conflict over who controls the region.Putin's Isn't the Only Regime Leveraging Fossil Fuels for Aggression | Simon Maghakyan | April 4, 2022 | Time
It might not seem worthwhile to turn these hearings into a partisan bloodbath — after all, Jackson’s nomination won’t shift the ideological balance of the court, which will retain a 6-3 conservative majority.What To Expect From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com) | March 21, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
India’s travel and tourism industry may be heading for a bloodbath as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.India’s Covid-19 tourism slump is putting over 85 million jobs at risk | Niharika Sharma | July 29, 2020 | Quartz
When Arab Spring-style protests take shape in the capital's main plaza, Jamal orders up a "bloodbath."Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East | Andrew Romano | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Attention Democrats: Unless you start getting angry, the midterm elections are going to be a bloodbath.Democrats, You Better Get Angry or You’ll Lose Congress | Dean Obeidallah | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Teen crime actually dropped dramatically during the years some social scientists were predicting a “bloodbath of violence.”
He produced and stars as Michael Alig in Clubland, a stage musical adaptation of Disco bloodbath.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act | Caitlin Dickson | February 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, his exit would be made easier if Alawites felt more assured that a bloodbath did not await them.
Gustavus Vasa was a young fellow there, who dexterously escaped this bloodbath, and afterwards came to something.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Shallow programming dominates as long as the bloodbath proceeds.
Jake rumbled, "There's going to be a bloodbath there before it's over."Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds
But that it will be achieved through progressive taxation rather than through a bloodbath is not a foregone conclusion.
This first European bloodbath provoked all of Albania's neighbours into an uncontrolled binge of invasions.
British Dictionary definitions for blood bath
indiscriminate slaughter; a massacre
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