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Definition of "full-blooded" []

  • Of unmixed ancestry; purebred. (adjective)
  • Related by way of having the same parents. (adjective)
  • Not pale or anemic; florid or ruddy. (adjective)
  • Vigorous and vital. (adjective)
  • Complete in all respects. (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.

Use "full-blooded" in a sentence
  • "A pamphlet produced by the church, in fact, takes pains to describe how it has been diverse from the beginning, “Although Mount Olivet was strongly influenced throughout its history by Swedish immigrants, two of the first four families who were leaders in starting the congregations were full-blooded Norwegians.”"
  • "The Jews, like the Negroes, whom this mania often drives to crimes against womanhood, are equally abnormally full-blooded. . ."
  • "Relatives on my mother's side came to this general area in the late 1600s, and on my father's side, my great grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee."