bloodthirstiness

bloodthirsty

[bluhd-thur-stee]
adjective
1.
eager to shed blood; murderous: to capture a bloodthirsty criminal.
2.
enjoying or encouraging bloodshed or violence, especially as a spectator or clamorous partisan: the bloodthirsty urgings of the fight fans.

Origin:
1525–35; blood + thirsty

bloodthirstily, adverb
bloodthirstiness, noun


1. homicidal, savage, brutal, bloody; merciless, pitiless.
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bloodthirsty (ˈblʌdˌθɜːstɪ)
 
adj , -thirstier, -thirstiest
1.  murderous; cruel
2.  taking pleasure in bloodshed or violence
3.  describing or depicting killing and violence; gruesome: a bloodthirsty film
 
'bloodthirstily
 
adv
 
'bloodthirstiness
 
n

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bloodthirsty
1530s, from blood + thirsty. Ancient Gk. had a similar image in haimodipsos
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