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bloody

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adjective \ ˈblə-dē \

Definition of bloody

bloodier; bloodiest
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
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

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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; bloodying
transitive verb
1 :to make bloody or bloodred
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

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bloody

adverb

Definition of bloody

British, sometimes offensive
used as an intensive


BLOODY Defined for English Language Learners

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; bloodiest
1 :bleeding or covered with blood
  • a bloody nose
  • a bloody bandage
2 :causing or accompanied by bloodshed
  • a bloody fight

Medical Dictionary

bloody

play
adjective \ ˈbləd-ē \

medical Definition of bloody

bloodier; bloodiest
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

bloodily

play \ˈbləd-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

bloodiness

play \ˈbləd-ē-nəs\ noun


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