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bloody

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English

Etymology

From Old English blōdiġ, from blōd + -iġ (-y)

Pronunciation

Adjective

bloody (comparative blood, superlative ier)

Positive
bloody

Comparative
blood

Superlative
ier

  1. Covered in blood.
    All that remained of his right hand after the accident was a bloody stump.
  2. Characterised by great bloodshed.
    There have been bloody battles between the two tribes.
  3. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Used as an intensifier.
    1994: Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, 519 - Try to keep those bloody women's bloody heads on their bloody shoulders by somehow helping them make this whole mad impossible scheme actually work.

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Derived terms

Adverb

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Used to intensify what follows this adverb.
    1994: Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos, 109 - "Dice are no bloody good," David said.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bloody

Third person singular
bloodies

Simple past
bloodied

Past participle
-

Present participle
bloodying

to bloody (third-person singular simple present bloodies, present participle bloodying, simple past and past participle bloodied)
  1. To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight.
  2. To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.

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