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Synonyms for bloodthirstiness

a disposition to shed blood

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Kedar's name may be an allusion to biblical Arab nomadic tribes known as the Kedarites which were doomed to destruction according to Isaiah's prophecy because of their godlessness, pompousness, and bloodthirstiness (Isa.
Jundollah's methods have been surprisingly varied, showing considerable skill and daring--as well as bloodthirstiness.
But such bloodthirstiness is not all their own idea.
we should remember that such crankiness is a genuine basis for an affect -- as are bloodthirstiness and any sort of vileness-quite as much as are sweetness and light.
The war cry practice in Spud II, however, not only sees the boys reiterating these hostile sentiments, but also testifies to an increase in bloodthirstiness and brutality, a circumstance which serves to highlight the implicit facetiousness of such violent commands (Van de Ruit, 2007:133).
That same belief, stripped of the bloodthirstiness, helped cause the Great Depression and underlies the chronic ills of the welfare state.
I have learned to expect anything on talk radio, but what was remarkable about this caller's comment was not just its bloodthirstiness.
Hemingway also draws explicit parallels between the French Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, particularly the thoughtless bloodthirstiness, the mob psychology, and the human cost--with little political difference after the bloodshed.
Many of the most creative epochs in world history have been marked by a strong bloodthirstiness in their cultures (sometimes mirrored in their practice).
But even more important for the psychological and physiological correspondences I have been tracing is the literalizing trope of Hamlet's bloodthirstiness.
The fact remains that our century has outdone its predecessors in its bloodthirstiness.
The author dwells at length on the military history of Japan, which was marked by extraordinary bloodthirstiness and cruelty.
100) Some writers retain the curse, but avoid the children, as does Edwin Sandys, who substitutes the more inclusive metonymy "thy cursed seed," which then leaves him free to increase the bloodthirstiness of the final line: "With dasht-out brains the crying stones to feed.