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Inflections of ' bloody' ( ): adj adjective: 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 p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." bloodied v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." bloodied v past p verb, 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.
stained or covered with or containing blood: a bloody shirt.
bleeding: a bloody nose.
characterized by or inclined to bloodshed: bloody battles.
British Terms, Slang Terms Chiefly Brit. Slang.(used before a noun or other word to convey intensity or strong feeling) That was a bloody shame (= [before a noun ] a very great shame). It was a bloody great commotion (= [before an adjective ] a very nasty disturbance). That was bloody awful (= very awful). v.
to stain or smear with blood: hands bloodied from the stabbing. to cause to bleed: His nose had been bloodied by the bully.
blood•i•ness, n. The violence and bloodiness in that movie made him sick. [ uncountable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 blood•y
(blud ′ē), USA pronunciation adj., blood•i•er, blood•i•est, v., blood•ied, blood•y•ing, adv. adj.
stained or covered with blood: a bloody handkerchief.
bleeding: a bloody nose.
characterized by bloodshed: bloody battle; a bloody rule.
inclined to bloodshed; bloodthirsty: a bloody dictator.
of, pertaining to, or resembling blood; containing or composed of blood: bloody tissue.
British Terms, Slang Terms (used as an intensifier): [Slang. ] a bloody shame; a bloody nuisance. v.t.
to stain or smear with blood.
to cause to bleed, as by a blow or accident: to bloody someone's nose. adv.
British Terms, Slang Terms (used as an intensifier): [Slang. ] bloody awful; bloody wonderful.
blood ′i•ly, adv.
blood ′i•ness, n.
Middle English blody, Old English blōdig. See blood, - y 1 bef. 1000
1. –3. sanguinary, ensanguined, gory. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 4. murderous, homicidal; See corresponding entry in Unabridged savage, brutal, ferocious; cruel, inhuman, ruthless.
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bloody / ˈblʌdɪ/ adj ( ) bloodier, bloodiest covered or stained with blood resembling or composed of blood marked by much killing and bloodshed: a bloody war cruel or murderous: a bloody tyrant of a deep red colour; blood-red adv , adj slang chiefly Brit (intensifier): a bloody fool, bloody fine food vb ( ) bloodies, bloodying, bloodied ( transitive) to stain with blood ˈbloodily adv ˈbloodiness n
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