bloody-mind·​ed ˌblə-dē-ˈmīn-dəd How to pronounce bloody-minded (audio)
: inclined towards violence or bloodshed
chiefly British : stubbornly contrary or obstructive : cantankerous
bloody-mindedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloody-minded was in 1584

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Cite this Entry

“Bloody-minded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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