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bloody

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adjective \ˈblə-dē\

Definition of bloody

blood·i·erblood·i·est

  1. 1 a :  containing or made up of blood b :  of or contained in the blood

  2. 2 :  smeared or stained with blood

  3. 3 :  accompanied by or involving bloodshed; especially :  marked by great slaughter

  4. 4 a :  murderous b :  merciless, cruel

  5. 5 :  bloodred

  6. 6 sometimes vulgar :  damned —often used as an intensive

blood·i·ly play \ˈblə-dəl-ē\ adverb
blood·i·ness play \ˈblə-dē-nəs\ noun


Examples of bloody

  1. He hit me and gave me a bloody nose.

  2. <after the fight, her shirt was all bloody>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bloody

before 12th century

Synonym Discussion of bloody

bloody, sanguinary, gory mean affected by or involving the shedding of blood. bloody is applied especially to things that are actually covered with blood or are made up of blood <bloody hands>. sanguinary applies especially to something attended by, or someone inclined to, bloodshed <the Civil War was America's most sanguinary conflict>. gory suggests a profusion of blood and slaughter <exceptionally gory, even for a horror movie>.

Rhymes with bloody


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bloody

verb

Simple Definition of bloody

  • : to make (something) bloody

Full Definition of bloody

blood·iedbloody·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make bloody or bloodred

  3. 2 :  harm, damage <an administration bloodied by scandal>

Examples of bloody

  1. He hit me and bloodied my nose.

  2. <the politician's reputation was permanently bloodied by the rumors of corruption>



1530

First Known Use of bloody

1530


3

bloody

adverb

Definition of bloody

sometimes vulgar

  1. —used as an intensive



1661

First Known Use of bloody

1661


Medical Dictionary

bloody

play
adjective \ˈbləd-ē\

Medical Definition of bloody

blood·i·erblood·i·est

  1. 1a:  containing or made up of bloodb:  of or contained in the blood

  2. 2a:  smeared or stained with bloodb:  dripping blood :  bleeding <a bloody nose>

  3. blood·i·ly \ˈbləd-əl-ē\play adverb
    blood·i·ness \ˈbləd-ē-nəs\play noun






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