Definition of Bloody

1. Verb. Cover with blood. "Bloody your hands"

Generic synonyms: Cover, Spread Over

2. Adjective. Having or covered with or accompanied by blood. "A bloody fight"

3. Adverb. Extremely. "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"
Exact synonyms: All-fired, Damn
Language type: Intensifier, Intensive

4. Adjective. Informal intensifiers. "You flaming idiot"
Exact synonyms: Bally, Blinking, Blooming, Crashing, Flaming, Fucking
Similar to: Unmitigated

Definition of Bloody

1. a. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.

2. v. t. To stain with blood.

Definition of Bloody

1. Adjective. Covered in blood. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterised by bloodshed. ¹

3. Adjective. (AU NZ UK colloquial mildly vulgar not comparable) ''Used as an intensifier.'' ¹

4. Adverb. (AU NZ British mildly vulgar) Used to intensify what follows this adverb. ¹

5. Verb. To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight. ¹

6. Verb. To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent. ¹

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Definition of Bloody

1. stained with blood [adj BLOODIER, BLOODIEST] / to make bloody [v BLOODIED, BLOODYING, BLOODIES] - See also: bloody

Medical Definition of Bloody

1. 1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat. 2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief. 3. Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel. "Some bloody passion shakes your very frame." (Shak) 4. Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; especially, marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle. 5. Infamous; contemptible; variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet. Origin: AS. Bldig. To stain with blood. Origin: Bloodied; Bloodying. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloody

bloodwood tree
bloodwort family
bloody (current term)
bloody Nora
bloody flux
bloody hand
bloody hell
bloody nose
bloody noses
bloody shame
bloody shirt
bloody sweat

Literary usage of Bloody

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... in which he speaks of him as "the bloody sheep-bite of London", ... when they mean anything, he finds the bloody wolf transformed . . . into something ..."

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