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-fired(adverb)
"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.
Origin: From blodig, from blod + -ig
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
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
I do begin to have bloody thoughts.
It is going to be a bloody war and it will take a long time.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
If I'm getting lively about it, it's because I feel bloody lively.
Revolution is bloody, yet better still than living in a land of lies.
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Translations for bloody
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- кървящ, кървав, окървавен, окървавявамBulgarian
- sagnant, maleïtCatalan, Valencian
- krvavý, zatracenýCzech
- αιματηρός, ματωμένοςGreek
- sangriento, cruento, maldito, ensangrentado, sanguinolento, ensangrentarSpanish
- blóðutur, blóðugur, blóðigurFaroese
- maudite, sanguinaire, ensanglanté, maudit, sanglant, sanglante, foutu, foutueFrench
- bedebah, berengsekIndonesian
- maledetto, cruento, fottuto, insanguinato, insanguinare, sanguinante, sanguinosoItalian
- кандуу, канга боёлгонKyrgyz
- bluddegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- bloederige, bloederig, stomme, verdomdDutch
- krwawy, pieprzony, cholernyPolish
- sangrento, ensanguentado, putoPortuguese
- sângeros, cruntRomanian
- чёртовый, кровавый, ёбаный, окровавленный, долбаный, грёбаный, кровопролитныйRussian
- proklet, prokletiSerbo-Croatian
- krvavý, pojebanýSlovak
- sabla, blodig, förbannad, djävla, satansSwedish
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