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bloody

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adjective \ˈblə-dē\

Definition of bloody

bloodier

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bloodiest

  1. 1a :  containing or made up of bloodb :  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. 4a :  murderousb :  merciless, cruel

  5. 5 :  bloodred

  6. 6 British, sometimes offensive :  damned —often used as an intensive

bloodily

play \ˈblə-dəl-ē\ adverb

bloodiness

play \ˈblə-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of bloody in a sentence

  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.

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bloody

verb

Definition of bloody

bloodied

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bloodying

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

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

Examples of bloody in a sentence

  1. He hit me and bloodied my nose.

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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of bloody

before 12th century


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bloody

adverb

Definition of bloody

British, sometimes offensive

  1. —used as an intensive

1681

First Known Use of bloody

1681



BLOODY Defined for English Language Learners


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bloody

verb

Definition of bloody for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) bloody


BLOODY Defined for Kids

bloody

play
adjective \ˈblə-dē\

Definition of bloody for Students

bloodier

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bloodiest

  1. 1 :  bleeding or covered with blood a bloody nose a bloody bandage

  2. 2 :  causing or accompanied by bloodshed a bloody fight


Medical Dictionary

bloody

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adjective \ˈbləd-ē\

Medical Definition of bloody

bloodier

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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

bloodily

\ˈbləd-əl-ē\play adverb

bloodiness

\ˈbləd-ē-nəs\play noun


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