What does bloody mean?

bloody meaning in General Dictionary

Containing or resembling bloodstream regarding the nature of blood as bloody excretions bloody perspiration

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  • To stain with bloodstream
  • exceedingly
  • casual intensifiers
  • cover with bloodstream
  • having or covered with or accompanied by bloodstream
  • Containing or resembling blood; associated with nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.
  • Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.
  • offered, or tending, on shedding of bloodstream; having a harsh, savage disposition; murderous; harsh.
  • Attended with, or concerning, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody struggle.
  • Infamous; contemptible; -- variously utilized for mere emphasis or as a minimal epithet.
  • To stain with blood.

bloody meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old Engish blodig, adjective from blod (see bloodstream). Typical Germanic, compare Old Frisian blodich, Old Saxon bl

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  • 1520s, from bloody (adj.). Relevant: Bloodied; bloodying. Old English had blodigan "to create bloody," nevertheless contemporary word seems to be a later development.

bloody meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Containing or resembling bloodstream; associated with nature of bloodstream; as, bloody excretions; bloody perspiration.

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  • (a.) Smeared or stained with bloodstream; as, bloody arms; a bloody handkerchief.
  • (a.) Given, or tending, toward shedding of bloodstream; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.
  • (a.) Attended with, or concerning, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody fight.
  • (a.) Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for simple emphasis or as a reduced epithet.
  • (v. t.) To stain with bloodstream.

Sentence Examples with the word bloody

The only bright pages in the dark chapter of Alexander's popedom are his efforts on behalf of the Turkish War (1499-1502), his activity for the diffusion of Christianity in America, and his judicial awards (May 3-4, 1 493) on the question of the colonial empires of Spain and Portugal, by which he avoided a bloody war.

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