Bloody-minded
Bloody-minded Blood"y-mind"ed, a. Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • bloody-minded — adj deliberately making things difficult for other people →↑awkward ▪ Stop being so bloody minded! >bloody mindedness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloody-minded — bloody mindedness, n. /blud ee muyn did/, adj. 1. disposed to violence or bloodshed; bloodthirsty; sanguinary: bloody minded anarchists. 2. Chiefly Brit. unreasonably stubborn or cantankerous. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloody-minded — adjective BRITISH INFORMAL deliberately refusing to accept that you are not completely right about something, in a way that is not helpful to other people and annoys them ╾ ,bloody mindedness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bloody-minded — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ deliberately uncooperative …   English terms dictionary

  • bloody-minded — [blud′ēmīn΄did] adj. Chiefly Brit. 1. bloodthirsty; cruel 2. tending to be perverse or obstructive …   English World dictionary

  • bloody-minded — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is being bloody minded, you are showing that you disapprove of their behaviour because you think they are being deliberately difficult instead of being helpful. [BRIT, INFORMAL] He wouldn t get out …   English dictionary

  • bloody-minded — adjective 1. stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate unions...have never been as bloody minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders Spectator • Syn: ↑cantankerous • Similar to: ↑stubborn, ↑obstinate, ↑unregenerate …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloody minded — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s King Henry VI SUFFOLK: Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is death. A cunning man did calculate my birth And told me that by water I should die: Yet let not this make thee be bloody minded; Thy name is… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • bloody minded — British & Australian, informal someone who is bloody minded makes difficulties for other people, usually by arguing against their actions or ideas without a good reason. There s no reason why we shouldn t do aerobics in the squash court the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bloody-minded — adjective BrE informal deliberately making things difficult for other people: Stop being so bloody minded! bloody mindedly adverb bloody mindedness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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