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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. Hugh Young:

    It would have been a bloody big job to move. And until the UK government started attacking the likes of HSBC, they 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.

  2. Nicholas Anderson:

    Military Intelligence' is an oxymoron, just like 'Government Organisation' is. A bloody game with no rules.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Confidence is a whisper, decisiveness is a calm tone, arrogance is a scream, and aggression is a bloody nose; one’s demeanor describes the scene.

  4. 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.

  5. David Lipman:

    That's what really makes that crave-able flavor when you start start to cook it, it's this sort of bloody... I can't even begin to describe it.

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