Bloodshed vs Sanguinary - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between bloodshed and sanguinary
is that bloodshed
is the shedding or spilling of blood while sanguinary
is a bloodthirsty person.
As a adjective sanguinary is
) attended with bloodshed.
* bloudshed (obsolete)
The shedding or spilling of blood.
A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.
(obsolete) The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
(obsolete) A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.
* bloodbath, carnage
(label) Attended with bloodshed.
* 1625 , , "Unity in Religion"
* 1887 , :
- We may not propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences.
(label) Eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
- " every one of which took its rise from some noble family that succeeded in grasping the purple after a sanguinary struggle."
* 1877 , Samuel Green, The Life of Mahomet: Founder of the Religion of Islamism and of the Empire of the Saracens with Notices of the History of Islamism and of Arabia ,
- Passion makes us brutal and sanguinary .
(label) Consisting of, covered with, or similar in appearance to blood.
* 1913 , :
- "The defence set up for Mahomet is equally availing for every sanguinary and revengeful tyrant; "
- Here is the premeditation, the thrill, the strain of accumulating victory or disaster—and no smashed nor sanguinary bodies , that we who are old enough to remember a real modern war know to be the reality of belligerence.
* Not to be confused with (sanguine). (term) means “optimistic”, while (term) means “bloodthirsty, gory”.
* (attended with bloodshed) bloody, gory
* (eager to shed blood) bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, butcherous, slaughterous
* bloody, gory
A bloodthirsty person.
The plant yarrow, or herba sanguinaria .