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Carries a very negative meaning, suggesting extreme violence or cruelty. SlideThe dictator was known for his bloodthirsty regime.
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Often used in history to describe brutal leaders or soldiers. SlideThe bloodthirsty conqueror was feared across the land.
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Common in literature to intensify a character's menacing traits. SlideThe novel's pirate captain was a bloodthirsty fiend.