Ready and willing to accept bloodshed or to resort to violence: "forging alliances with bloody-minded tyrants” ( Lewis H. Lapham).
Chiefly British Perversely cantankerous: "The . . . unions . . . have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders” ( Spectator).
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