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1. bloodthirsty

adjective. ['ˈblʌdˌθɝːsti'] marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed.

Synonyms

  • bloody-minded
  • sanguinary

Antonyms

  • merciful
  • mitigated
  • docile

Etymology

  • blood (English)
  • blod (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • thirsty (English)

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Example sentences of the word bloodthirsty


1. Adjective
Adult fantail goldfish have a rather bloodthirsty habit -- they like to eat baby goldfish, even their own.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Once upstairs, you must travel through the old mansion's maze-like corridors to escape the bloodthirsty dungeon master.

Quotes containing the word bloodthirsty


1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

3. Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

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