View definitions for bloodletting


adjective as in gory

noun as in bloodshed

noun as in butchery

noun as in pogrom


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The bloodletting in Syria has unfolded with deliberate relentlessness.

So the question is, can Lebanon survive the "Lebanonization" of Syria without another abominable round of bloodletting?

As bloodletting continues and criminals take advantage of the political chaos, ordinary Egyptians are arming themselves.

He shrugged, “I did not expect it to go on this long,” he said of the bloodletting that had cost 100,000 lives.

Meantime, Syrians still drown in bloodletting, chaos, and refugees, while the Assad side weakens only by endless inches.

I had no love for Shawnee or Mingo, but my mind held room for something besides schemes for bloodletting.

A little bloodletting would do Falkner no harm—or, for the matter of that, either of them.

This here business ain't going to be ended without a rare lot of bloodletting.

And so his calomel pill and his bloodletting lancet were carried everywhere with him by the doctor.

Bloodletting is the last effect that I ever expected to hear ascribed to this measure.

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On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bloodletting, such as: murderous, bleeding, blood-soaked, bloodstained, imbrued, and offensive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.