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1bloody

adjective \ˈblə-dē\
blood·i·erblood·i·est

Definition of BLOODY

1
a :  containing or made up of blood
b :  of or contained in the blood
2
:  smeared or stained with blood
3
:  accompanied by or involving bloodshed; especially :  marked by great slaughter
4
a :  murderous
b :  merciless, cruel
5
:  bloodred
6
sometimes vulgar :  damned —often used as an intensive
blood·i·ly \ˈblə-dəl-ē\ adverb
blood·i·ness \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>

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

2bloody

verb

: to make (something) bloody

blood·iedbloody·ing

Full Definition of BLOODY

transitive verb
1
:  to make bloody or bloodred
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>

First Known Use of BLOODY

1530

Rhymes with BLOODY

3bloody

adverb

Full Definition of BLOODY

sometimes vulgar
—used as an intensive

First Known Use of BLOODY

1661
BLOODIEST Defined for Kids

bloody

adjective \ˈblə-dē\
blood·i·erblood·i·est

Definition of BLOODY for Kids

1
:  bleeding or covered with blood <a bloody nose> <a bloody bandage>
2
:  causing or accompanied by bloodshed <a bloody fight>
Medical Dictionary

bloody

adjective \ˈbləd-ē\
blood·i·erblood·i·est

Medical Definition of BLOODY

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 \ˈbləd-əl-ē\ adverb
blood·i·ness \ˈbləd-ē-nəs\ noun

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