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Definition of "bloody" []

  • Stained with blood. (adjective)
  • Of, characteristic of, or containing blood. (adjective)
  • Accompanied by or giving rise to bloodshed: a bloody fight. (adjective)
  • Bloodthirsty. (adjective)
  • Suggesting the color of blood; blood-red. (adjective)
  • Covered or stained with blood (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Resembling or composed of blood (adjective)
  • Marked by much killing and bloodshed (adjective)
  • Cruel or murderous (adjective)
  • Of a deep red colour; blood-red (adjective)
  • (intensifier) (adjective)
  • To stain with blood (verb)

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Use "bloody" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "bloody brilliant" seeped from his lips."
  • "He also said coalition operations had averted what he called "bloody massacre" of Benghazi residents by Gadhafi loyalists."
  • "He said coalition operations averted what he called "bloody massacre" of residents in the rebels' eastern stronghold of Benghazi."