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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.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  2. bloodyverb

    To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  3. bloodyadverb

    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. bloodyadjective

    Covered in blood.

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

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  5. bloodyadjective

    Characterised by bloodshed.

    There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

  6. bloodyadjective

    Used as an intensifier.

    Etymology: From blodig, from blod + -ig

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

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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Aaron Franklin:

    I really can’t explain why the people wait in line for five or six hours, but it’s become this whole tailgating experience, people make mimosas and bloody marys. It’s bigger than the barbecue. I think it's just become a unique thing to the Austin community.

  2. John Aish:

    I'd say, like a hurricane. Just bloody quick and, just hard to describe, the noise was just like a bloody jet, jet engine like just got louder and louder and, just the roar of the wind and that sort of thing.

  3. William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1:

    I do begin to have bloody thoughts.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    And I believe and I gotta say this, and I thank you for your question, in this sense, I think what we need to do as a nation, certainly something the Republicans are not doing, is focus on the bloody issues facing this country -- the disappearance of the middle class income and wealth inequality.

  5. Maria Zakharova:

    First we were accused of providing arms to the so-called 'bloody regime that was persecuting democratic activists', now it's a new edition - we are supposedly harming the fight against terrorism. That is complete rubbish.

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