bloody

I UK [ˈblʌdɪ] / US adverb
Word forms "bloody":
comparative bloodier superlative bloodiest British impolite
1) used for emphasizing that you are angry or annoyed about something

Stop being so bloody arrogant!

2) used for emphasizing something

It was a bloody good game!


II UK [ˈblʌdɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "bloody":
adjective bloody comparative bloodier superlative bloodiest
1) British impolite used for emphasizing that you are angry or annoyed about something

She can be a bloody nuisance at times.

2) covered in blood

His nose was bloody and swollen.

3) a bloody fight or war is one in which a lot of people are killed or injured

bloody/bloodied but unbowedBritish not defeated and determined to continue trying to do something, even though you have suffered from being in a difficult situation


III UK [ˈblʌdɪ] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "bloody":
present tense I/you/we/they bloody he/she/it bloodies present participle bloodying past tense bloodied past participle bloodied mainly literary
to injure a part of someone's body so that it bleeds

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  • Bloody — Blood y, a. [AS. bl[=o]dig.] 1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat. [1913 Webster] 2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief. [1913 Webster] 3. Given, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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