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Inflections of 'bloody' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
bloodier
adj comparative
bloodiest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'bloody' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bloodies
v 3rd person singular
bloodying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bloodied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bloodied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
blood•y /ˈblʌdi/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est, v.,  -ied, -y•ing, adv. 
adj. 
  1. stained or covered with or containing blood:a bloody shirt.
  2. bleeding: a bloody nose.
  3. characterized by or inclined to bloodshed: bloody battles.
  4. British Terms, Slang TermsChiefly Brit. Slang.(used before a noun or other word to convey intensity or strong feeling) [before a noun]That was a bloody shame (= a very great shame).[before an adjective]It was a bloody great commotion (= a very nasty disturbance). That was bloody awful (= very awful).

v. [~ + [object]
  1. to stain or smear with blood:hands bloodied from the stabbing.
  2. to cause to bleed:His nose had been bloodied by the bully.
blood•i•ness, n. [uncountable]The violence and bloodiness in that movie made him sick.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
blood•y  (bludē),USA pronunciation adj.,  blood•i•er, blood•i•est, v.,  blood•ied, blood•y•ing, adv. 
adj. 
  1. stained or covered with blood:a bloody handkerchief.
  2. bleeding:a bloody nose.
  3. characterized by bloodshed:bloody battle; a bloody rule.
  4. inclined to bloodshed;
    bloodthirsty:a bloody dictator.
  5. of, pertaining to, or resembling blood;
    containing or composed of blood:bloody tissue.
  6. British Terms, Slang Terms[Slang.](used as an intensifier):a bloody shame; a bloody nuisance.

v.t. 
  1. to stain or smear with blood.
  2. to cause to bleed, as by a blow or accident:to bloody someone's nose.

adv. 
  1. British Terms, Slang Terms[Slang.](used as an intensifier):bloody awful; bloody wonderful.
bloodi•ly, adv. 
bloodi•ness, n. 
  • Middle English blody, Old English blōdig. See blood, -y1 bef. 1000
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged –3. sanguinary, ensanguined, gory.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged murderous, homicidal;
      savage, brutal, ferocious;
      cruel, inhuman, ruthless.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bloody /ˈblʌdɪ/ adj (bloodier, bloodiest)
  1. covered or stained with blood
  2. resembling or composed of blood
  3. marked by much killing and bloodshed: a bloody war
  4. cruel or murderous: a bloody tyrant
  5. of a deep red colour; blood-red
adv , adj
  1. slang chiefly Brit (intensifier): a bloody fool, bloody fine food
vb (bloodies, bloodying, bloodied)
  1. (transitive) to stain with blood

ˈbloodily adv ˈbloodiness n
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