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Usage statistics for the adjective bloody:

spoken English89.21%written English10.79% conversational speech94.11%task-oriented speech5.89%
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Definition of the adjective bloody

What does bloody mean as an attribute of a noun?

Bloody is one of the top 100 most common adjectives. It is used mostly in conversational speech, being the 6th most common adjective in conversational spoken English.

adjective - degrees: more bloody / bloodier | most bloody / bloodiest

  1. having or covered with or accompanied by blood
  2. informal intensifiers

Definition of the adverb bloody

What does bloody mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. extremely

Alternative definition of the adverb bloody


  1. [British, mildly vulgar] Used to intensify what follows this adverb.

Definition of the verb bloody

What does bloody mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bloodied

  1. cover with blood
    • example: bloody your hands
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: cover / spread over = form a cover over


Bloody is a musical group.

  • albums: "Engines of Sin", "Slow Death"


"Bloody" is a musical single of The Golinski Brothers.

  • released in (34 years ago)


Bloody is a fictional character from Yes! PreCure 5.


Bloody is a commonly used expletive attributive in the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth and ex-Commonwealth countries, including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the Anglophone Caribbean, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Phrases with Bloody

Phrases starting with the word Bloody:

  1. Bloody Up
  2. Bloody flux
  3. Bloody Hell
  4. bloody mary
  5. Bloody Nora
  6. Bloody Nose
  7. Bloody show
  8. Bloody Well
  9. bloody shame
  10. Bloody Caesar
  11. Bloody Hermit
  12. bloody-minded
  13. Bloody Butcher
  14. Bloody Warrior
  15. Bloody Frogfish
  16. Bloody Geranium
  17. Bloody-Mindedness
  18. Bloody Stickleback

Other phrases containing the word Bloody:

  1. -Bloody-
  2. Scream Bloody Murder

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bloody

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Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklore (2006)

by Linda S. Watts

Bloody Mary 41 Humphrey, Theodore C., and Lin T. Humphrey, eds. We Gather Together: Food and Festival in American Life. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1988. Myers, Robert. Celebrations: The Complete Book of American ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

The reaction to Bloody Sunday was intense. The event seriously undermined relations between the Catholic population and the state, and strengthened the IRA. The British government rapidly set up a tribunal, under Chief Justice Widgery, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies (1995)

by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Richard Meyers

Bloody Fights (1933). Pro.Co: Yi Hua (Shanghai); Dir: Hu Tu; S.P.: Tian Han; Cast : Peng Fei, Cha Ruilong. Silent. “Bloody Fists.” See: Kung Fu Invaders. 254. Bloody Fists, The (l 972). (Death Beach; Dang Kou Tan). Pro.Co: Empire Cinema ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Bloody— Blot. Bloviate — Blow. Bio w — Bio zver. 139 It will contain two pages of interesting and absorbing turf reminiscences by ourselves and master ; a blood □ curdUr, by the murderman. — Snorting Times. The only one who is annoyed ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Phrases (1922)

Phraseological Allusions, Catchwords, Stereotyped Modes of Speech and Metaphors, Nicknames, Sobriquets, Derivations from Personal Names, Etc., with Explanations and Thousands of Exact References to Their Sources Or Early Usage by Albert Montefiore Hyamson

[Bloody early as 1834. Perhaps onomatopoeic in origin. Bloc, A : a close co-operation between Parties in a Parliament, in support of a common policy. Block, Ben : a sailor.' Block a bill, To : to prevent progress of a bill in Parliament by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Bloody Friday Bloody Sunday Boj'inka Operation Bologna Basilica Bomb Plot List of Entries.

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Quotes about Bloody

Bloody men are like bloody buses - you wait for about a year and as soon as one approaches your stop two or three others appear. (Wendy Cope)
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Scrabble value of B3L1O1O1D2Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BLOODY

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