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Definitions for bloody
ˈblʌd iblood·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloodyadjective

    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"

  2. bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)verb

    informal intensifiers

    "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"

  3. bloodyadverb

    cover with blood

    "bloody your hands"

  4. bloody, damn, all-firedadverb

    extremely

    "you are bloody right"; "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"

Wiktionary

  1. bloodyverb

    To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight.

  2. bloodyverb

    To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.

  3. bloodyadverb

    Used to intensify what follows this adverb.

    1994: Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, 109 - "Dice are no bloody good," David said.

  4. bloodyadjective

    Covered in blood.

    All that remained of his right hand after the accident was a bloody stump.

  5. bloodyadjective

    Characterised by bloodshed.

    There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.

  6. bloodyadjective

    Used as an intensifier.

  7. Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bloodyadjective

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Bloody

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. bloody

    Bloody can have multiple meanings and can be used as an adjective or an adverb. When used as an adjective, it often refers to something that is covered in or related to blood. It can also be used as an intensifier to express strong emotions or to add emphasis. As an adverb, it can be used to describe an action done violently or with much force. Overall, the term "bloody" often conveys a sense of bloodiness, violence, intensity, or excessive emphasis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloodyadjective

    containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat

  2. Bloodyadjective

    smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief

  3. Bloodyadjective

    given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel

  4. Bloodyadjective

    attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle

  5. Bloodyadjective

    infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet

  6. Bloodyverb

    to stain with blood

Wikidata

  1. Bloody

    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

  1. Bloody

    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.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bloody' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3523

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bloody' in Written Corpus Frequency: #378

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bloody' in Adverbs Frequency: #289

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bloody' in Adjectives Frequency: #260

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloody in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bloody in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    woke up with blood on the pillow, blood on the sheets, blood on my breath and blood in my mouth and the coughing started again and i turned to spit at the trashcan and missed and i admired the new wall decoration as i grabbed a cigarette to start the bloody day.

  2. Marsha Levine Levine:

    Benjamin Netanyahu wants ethnic cleansing, the Jews have become the Nazis…It’s really fascinating that the JC and the people behind it claim they speak for Jews. You don’t speak for me. Never once was I quoted correctly in the past, not even about the bloody horses. I want justice for Palestine.

  3. Nicole Curato:

    Whether these proposals will carry weight is another story, but at least alternative approaches to the bloody drug war are put on the table.

  4. Curtis Foster:

    CONOR MCGREGOR SEEN IN NEW VIDEO SHATTERING WINDOW AMID BLOODY BUS FIGHT Curtis Foster, the coach of the Lady Warriors, also shared his account of the incident with the outlet. She told him she wasn't going anywhere. Then, the gentleman came from behind, the other coach came over and started stomping on him, so at that time, my assistant coach helped me grab one of the guys to get them off him.

  5. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    It's become clear that no mass shooting, no matter how big or bloody, will inspire Republicans to put children and innocent Americans over the interests of the NRA. They are simply more loyal to gun lobbyists than our children. That's why I support President Obama's executive actions to make our communities safer.

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