Adjective "bloodbaths" definition and examples

(Bloodbaths may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌdbɑːθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

An event or situation in which many people are killed in an extremely violent way.
  1. 'The film opens with a bloodbath, relying heavily on killing, maiming and general shock tactics.'
  2. 'Political boundaries splitting ethnic groups have produced bloodbaths everywhere.'
  3. 'The shooting marked the start of a bloodbath that killed 200,000 people and forced 1.8 million to leave their homes.'
  4. 'And since you're so keen to talk about bloodbaths: will there be revolution in the violent sense, or is it possible to avoid that?'
  5. 'Others have been nothing short of bloodbaths, where age-old rivalries and enmities were brought out to be settled once and for all!'
  6. 'Fears are now running high that the street attack could spark a bloodbath among the city's rival mobs.'
  7. 'The government, they say, is concealing a savage bloodbath in which dozens of detainees were killed by police and guards.'
  8. 'It may dovetail with comedy, with stysized bloodbaths and gore, with the thriller and morality-play, but it is not beholden to any of them.'
  9. 'They were viewed as the biggest risk in the attempt to avoid a bloodbath, which appears to be the reason for the controversial use of the special gas.'
  10. 'Often these TV events are watered down versions of what should be premium bloodbaths.'

More definitions

1. a ruthless slaughter of a great number of people; massacre.

2. Informal. a period of disastrous loss or reversal: A few mutual funds performed well in the general bloodbath of the stock market.

3. a widespread dismissal or purge, as of employees.

More examples(as adjective)

"lastings can be bloodbaths."

Origin

(bloodbath)