bloody

  • 1Bloody — is the adjectival form of blood but may also be used as an expletive attributive (intensifier) in Australia, Britain, Ireland, Canada, South East Asia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. Nowadays it is considered (by most of the population of these… …

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  • 2bloody — 1. Bloody developed its meaning in BrE as ‘a vague epithet expressing anger, resentment, etc.’ in the 18c, and rapidly became a mere intensive, especially in negative contexts (not a bloody one). The OED called it ‘foul language’, and as recently …

    Modern English usage

  • 3bloody — bloody, sanguinary, sanguine, sanguineous, gory are comparable when they mean affected by or involving the shedding of blood. Bloody may be used in place of any of the succeeding words, but it specifically and distinctively applies to that which… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4Bloody — Blood y, a. [AS. bl[=o]dig.] 1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat. [1913 Webster] 2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief. [1913 Webster] 3. Given, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5bloody — bloody; bloody·bones; bloody·noun; un·bloody; …

    English syllables

  • 6bloody — bləd ē adj, blood·i·er; est 1 a) containing or made up of blood b) of or contained in the blood 2 a) smeared or stained with blood b) dripping blood: BLEEDING <a bloody nose> blood·i·ly bləd əl ē adv …

    Medical dictionary

  • 7bloody — [adj1] bleeding blood soaked, bloodspattered, bloodstained, crimson, ensanguined, gaping, gory, grisly, hematic, hemic, imbrued, open, raw, sanguinary, sanguine, unstaunched, unstopped, wounded; concept 485 bloody [adj2] hard fought bloodthirsty …

    New thesaurus

  • 8Bloody — Blood y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bloodied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bloodying}.] To stain with blood. Overbury. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9Bloody 27 — can refer to* The nickname for a portion of Highway 27 U.S. Route 27 located near the Florida Everglades * The title of a 2008 Horror Film …

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  • 10bloody — index brutal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11bloody — ► ADJECTIVE (bloodier, bloodiest) 1) covered with or composed of blood. 2) involving much violence or cruelty. ► VERB (bloodies, bloodied) ▪ cover or stain with blood. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12bloody — [blud′ē] adj. bloodier, bloodiest [ME blodi < OE blodig] 1. of, like, or containing blood 2. covered or stained with blood; bleeding 3. involving bloodshed; with much killing or wounding 4. bloodthirsty; cruel 5. having the red colo …

    English World dictionary

  • 13bloody — adj., adv., & v. adj. (bloodier, bloodiest) 1 a of or like blood. b running or smeared with blood (bloody bandage). 2 a involving, loving, or resulting from bloodshed (bloody battle). b sanguinary; cruel (bloody butcher). 3 coarse sl. expressing… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14bloody — blood|y1 W3S3 [ˈblʌdi] adj, adv spoken especially BrE 1.) used to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way ▪ It s bloody cold out there! ▪ That s a bloody good idea. ▪ Bloody hell! ▪ Are you going to go with him? Not bloody likely… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15bloody — I UK [ˈblʌdɪ] / US adverb Word forms bloody : comparative bloodier superlative bloodiest British impolite 1) used for emphasizing that you are angry or annoyed about something Stop being so bloody arrogant! 2) used for emphasizing something It… …

    English dictionary

  • 16bloody — bloodily, adv. bloodiness, n. /blud ee/, adj., bloodier, bloodiest, v., bloodied, bloodying, adv. adj. 1. stained or covered with blood: a bloody handkerchief. 2. bleeding: a bloody nose. 3. characterized by bloodshed: bloody battle; a bloody… …

    Universalium

  • 17bloody — 1 / blVdi/ adjective, adverb spoken especially BrE used to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way: It s bloody cold out there! | It serves you bloody well right. | What a bloody cheek! | Bloody hell! | not bloody likely (=definitely …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18Bloody — One of the most useful swear words in English. Mostly used as an exclamation of surprise i.e. bloody hell or bloody nora . Something may be bloody marvellous or bloody awful . It is also used to emphasise almost anything, you re bloody mad , not… …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 19bloody — {{11}}bloody (adj.) O.E. blodig, adjective from blod (see BLOOD (Cf. blood)). Common Germanic, Cf. O.Fris. blodich, O.S. blôdag, Du. bloedig, O.H.G. bluotag, Ger. blutig. It has been a British intens. swear word since at least 1676. Weekley… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20bloody —    A frequent element in unfriendly and insulting vocative expressions of the ‘you bloody fool’ type. That particular expression occurred ten times in fifty novels chosen at random, though all were by British authors. The word would not be used… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address