bloodthirsty

[ bluhd-thur-stee ]
/ ˈblʌdˌθɜr sti /

adjective

eager to shed blood; murderous: to capture a bloodthirsty criminal.
enjoying or encouraging bloodshed or violence, especially as a spectator or clamorous partisan: the bloodthirsty urgings of the fight fans.

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Origin of bloodthirsty

First recorded in 1525–35; blood + thirsty

OTHER WORDS FROM bloodthirsty

blood·thirst·i·ly, adverbblood·thirst·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodthirsty

bloodthirsty
/ (ˈblʌdˌθɜːstɪ) /

adjective -thirstier or -thirstiest

murderous; cruel
taking pleasure in bloodshed or violence
describing or depicting killing and violence; gruesomea bloodthirsty film

Derived forms of bloodthirsty

bloodthirstily, adverbbloodthirstiness, noun
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