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1. bloodshed

noun. ['ˈblʌdˌʃɛd'] the shedding of blood resulting in murder.

Synonyms

  • slaying
  • gore
  • execution

Etymology

  • blood (English)
  • blod (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shed (English)
  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Bloodshed

  • mothershed
  • watershed
  • watershed
  • woodshed

Sentences with bloodshed


1. Verb, past tense
He instigated violence and bloodshed.

2. Adjective
The protest ended in bloodshed when the czar's troops fired on the crowd.

3. Verb, past participle
The dogs most likely will work out this hierarchy thing without bloodshed.

Quotes about bloodshed


1. You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
- Orson Welles

2. Kate's Speciality: Killing things, with much bloodshed. Talking trash, infuriating authority. Driving Beast Lord crazy.
- Ilona Andrews

2. bloodshed

noun. ['ˈblʌdˌʃɛd'] indiscriminate slaughter.

Synonyms

  • massacre
  • battue
  • mass murder
  • carnage
  • bloodbath
  • slaughter
  • bloodletting

Etymology

  • blood (English)
  • blod (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shed (English)
  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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