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Definitions and Synonyms of bloodshed | Another word for bloodshed | What is bloodshed?

Definition 1: indiscriminate slaughter - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bloodshed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered
  • ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name
  • the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder
  • a huge prison battue was ordered

Synonyms for bloodshed in the sense of this definition

(bloodshed is a kind of ...) the savage and excessive killing of many people

Definition 2: the shedding of blood resulting in murder - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bloodshed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen

Synonyms for bloodshed in the sense of this definition

(bloodshed is a kind of ...) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

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