What does Bloody mean?
Definitions for Bloody
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having or covered with or accompanied by blood
"a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)verb
"what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
cover with blood
"bloody your hands"
bloody, damn, all-firedadverb
"you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight.
To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.
Used to intensify what follows this adverb.
1994: Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, 109 - "Dice are no bloody good," David said.
Covered in blood.
All that remained of his right hand after the accident was a bloody stump.
Characterised by bloodshed.
There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.
Used as an intensifier.
Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from blood.
By continual martial exercises, without blood, she made them perfect in that bloody art. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
False of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
I grant him bloody,
Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Thou bloodier villain,
Than terms can give thee out. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Alas! why gnaw you so your nether lip?
Some bloody passion shakes your very frame;
These are portents: but yet I hope, I hope,
They do not point on me. William Shakespeare, Othello.
The bloody fact
Will be aveng’d; and th’ other’s faith approv’d,
Lose no reward; though here thou see him die,
Rolling in dust and gore. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 457.
The bloodiest vengeance which she could pursue,
Would be a trifle to my loss of you. John Dryden, Indian Emp.
Proud Nimrod first the bloody chace began,
A mighty hunter, and his prey was man. Alexander Pope, W. Forest.
Bloody, as an adjective or adverb, is a commonly used expletive attributive in British English, Australian English, Irish English, Indian English and a number of other Commonwealth nations. It has been used as an intensive since at least the 1670s. Considered respectable until about 1750, it was heavily tabooed during c. 1750–1920, considered equivalent to heavily obscene or profane speech. Public use continued to be seen as controversial until the 1960s, but since then, the word has become a comparatively mild expletive or intensifier. In American English, the word is used almost exclusively in its literal sense, and when used as an intensifier it is seen by American audiences as a stereotypical marker of British English, without any significant obscene or profane connotation. Canadian English usage is similar to American English, but use as an expletive adverb may be considered slightly vulgar depending on the circumstances.
containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat
smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief
given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel
attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle
infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet
to stain with blood
Bloody is a commonly used expletive attributive in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth countries, including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Anglophone Caribbean, India, and Pakistan.
Etymology and Origins
The addiction of the vulgar to the use of this adjective on all occasions has made it low and reprehensible. Anciently, however, it was employed in a most reverential sense, relative to the Blood of Christ--e.g. the “Bloody Sacrifice of the Mass.”
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bloody' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3523
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Bloody' in Written Corpus Frequency: #378
Rank popularity for the word 'Bloody' in Adverbs Frequency: #289
Rank popularity for the word 'Bloody' in Adjectives Frequency: #260
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The numerical value of Bloody in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Bloody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Bloody in a Sentence
Mr. Arum spoke on an interview that he didn't believe that a 6-foot-4, 250-pound boxer grabbing the face of a 5-foot-2 reporter and forcibly kissing her with his bloody mouth is sexual harassment, i would like to see if he would think differently is a large bloody man did the same to him without his consent.
It was hard at times for my mom to see me come home with a black eye or a bloody nose, as it would be for any mother. But she’s extremely supportive.
It would have been a bloody big job to move. And until the UK government started attacking the likes of HSBC, they (HSBC) didn't have any desire to move, the tax concessions are a good thing. What Gulliver needs to do now is tidy up the bank.
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1:
I do begin to have bloody thoughts.
We need the U.S. government to continue to lend its political and logistical support to the legitimate government and the Arab coalition, this will, in turn, help reinstating the government institutions, which will curb AQAP operations and lead to its demise. The conflict, according to the U.N., has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people, displaced millions and gutted the infrastructure of the country, already considered the poorest in the Middle East before the war began. Over the past few months, Yemen has been devastated not only by bombs and bullets, but has experienced a severe return of the once almost extinct – and under normal circumstances highly treatable – cholera. American involvement in the fight is increasing. Although the U.S. was forced to shutter Yemen Embassy in Washington D.C. in Yemen in 2015 and pull out special operations forces pursuing AQAP operatives as the conflict spiraled, the American military isincreasinglyembroiled in the embattled nation. U.S. troops have returned in small numbers, and the Trump administration has vastly accelerated the number of operations in the region in recent months. America’s engagement inside Yemen and its backing of The Saudi-led coalition, which supports Mubarak and the rest of the internationally-recognized government, is steeped in controversy. Government forces, Houthi rebels and Al-Qaeda factions control different parts of war-torn Yemen Much of the international media and human rights bodies have accused the U.S. of propping up a bloody Saudi-initiated war, a criticism Mubarak sharply denies. Some of the criticism may reflect a misunderstanding of the history and nature of the conflict. While many have framed the war as a Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict, Mubarak insists the two groups of Muslims, Shia and Sunni, have co-existed in Yemen for a very long time. ISIS, SQUEEZED OUT OF IRAQ AND SYRIA, NOW' REGROUPING' IN LIBYA, ANALYSTS SAY AL QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN : HOW TERROR GROUP SURVIVES, THRIVES YEMENI REBELS SAY TARGETED UAE SHIP OF The Saudi-led coalition.
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Translations for Bloody
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- кървящ, кървав, окървавявам, окървавенBulgarian
- sagnant, maleïtCatalan, Valencian
- zatracený, krvavýCzech
- αιματηρός, ματωμένοςGreek
- sanguinolento, cruento, ensangrentar, maldito, sangriento, ensangrentadoSpanish
- blóðugur, blóðigur, blóðuturFaroese
- maudite, sanguinaire, foutu, sanglante, sanglant, foutue, ensanglanté, mauditFrench
- bedebah, berengsekIndonesian
- sanguinoso, maledetto, fottuto, cruento, insanguinare, sanguinante, insanguinatoItalian
- кандуу, канга боёлгонKyrgyz
- bluddegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- bloederige, verdomd, stomme, bloederigDutch
- krwawy, cholerny, pieprzonyPolish
- puto, sangrento, ensanguentadoPortuguese
- crunt, sângerosRomanian
- кровопролитный, чёртовый, грёбаный, кровавый, ёбаный, долбаный, окровавленныйRussian
- prokleti, prokletSerbo-Croatian
- pojebaný, krvavýSlovak
- satans, förbannad, djävla, blodig, sablaSwedish
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