bloodshed bloodshed  /b ˈləd ˌʃɛd/


  1. (n) the shedding of blood resulting in murder
  2. (n) indiscriminate slaughter


  1. The bloodshed and the destruction caused by the Israelis went way too far.
  2. Indeed, on two occasionsOctober 1973 and May 1992with Thailand descending into chaos, the King, armed only with his moral authority, intervened to end bloodshed.
  3. Amid all the bloodshed, humanitarian workers are struggling to deliver aid to Somalis, who, after enduring a severe drought, are now dealing with massive flooding.


  1. Gulf Shi'ites fear rising sectarian rhetoric over Syria

    By Sami Aboudi DUBAI (Reuters) - Shi'ite Muslims in the Gulf, alarmed by the shrill sectarian rhetoric of some Sunni clerics after Lebanon's Hezbollah militia entered Syria's civil war, fear they will be blamed and may be victimized for the bloodshed. "Hate language is on the rise, in the press, on social media and even at lectures in mosques. Shi'ites in general are being blamed for what's ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. EXCLUSIVE: New bill would stamp out 3-D guns 

    Hoping to stop plastic guns from adding to the city’s bloodshed, one councilman is trying to stop “printable” guns before the technology to make them becomes widely available.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Daily News

  3. HBO's 'Thrones' wraps bloody third season

    USA TODAY - The bloodshed continued in Game of Thrones' third-season finale Sunday, but it was nothing as shocking as last week's murders of Stark family members.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 9 News Denver


  1. Khamenei, responding to a week of protests of the disputed election on June 12, said opposition leaders "will be held accountable for all the violence, bloodshed and rioting" if they do not halt the rallies.
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. "I reiterate my personal appeal for an urgent and concerted international effort to resolve the ongoing tensions in the Middle East, especially in the Holy Land, before such conflicts lead to greater bloodshed," the pope said June 6 at the end...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: America Magazine (subscription)

  3. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded a full inquiry "to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place. I believe Israel must urgently provide a full explanation".
    on May 31, 2010 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Herald Scotland

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