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ˈblʌd ibloody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloody(adj)

    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. bloody(adverb)

    cover with blood

    "bloody your hands"

  4. bloody, damn, all-fired(adverb)

    extremely

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

Wiktionary

  1. bloody(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  2. bloody(Verb)

    To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  3. bloody(Adverb)

    Used to intensify what follows this adverb.

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

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  4. bloody(Adjective)

    Covered in blood.

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

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  5. bloody(Adjective)

    Characterised by bloodshed.

    There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  6. bloody(Adjective)

    Used as an intensifier.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloody(adj)

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

  2. Bloody(adj)

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

  3. Bloody(adj)

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

  4. Bloody(adj)

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

  5. Bloody(adj)

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

  6. Bloody(verb)

    to stain with blood

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce bloody?

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How to say bloody in sign language?

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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. Dmitry Kiselyov:

    And they say that's how the 'bloody regime' kills its competitors. The world is outraged and indignant. And then - sanctions, credit downgrades and the further demonization of Russia and its leader, at a time when there is grief, to engage in polemics is disgusting.

  2. Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970:

    A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable - the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.

  3. Actress Kate Winslet:

    I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself, it’s bloody awful, especially if you’re wearing a skirt.

  4. Ahmed Awad:

    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.

  5. Hugh Young:

    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.

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