Part of speech: noun

The shedding of blood; slaughter; carnage.

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Usage examples "bloodshed":

  1. He had an affectionate disposition, was true to his friends, very capable of inspiring affection in others, disliked bloodshed, was always anxious to temper justice with mercy, preferred forgiveness to revenge, though, if the necessities of the case required it, he could be stern and could steel his heart against its generous promptings. - "Rulers of India: Akbar", George Bruce Malleson.
  2. I d'no how it will turn out and whether or not it will lead to bloodshed. - "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley.
  3. That it would lead to bloodshed and general rebellion. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.