Meaning of bloody

blood•y

Pronunciation: (blud'ē), [key]
— adj., v., adv. blood•i•er, blood•i•est, blood•ied, blood•y•ing,
—adj.
  1. stained or covered with blood: a bloody handkerchief.
  2. bleeding: a bloody nose.
  3. characterized by bloodshed: bloody battle; a bloody rule.
  4. inclined to bloodshed; bloodthirsty: a bloody dictator.
  5. of, pertaining to, or resembling blood; containing or composed of blood: bloody tissue.
  6. (used as an intensifier): a bloody shame; a bloody nuisance.
—v.t.
  1. to stain or smear with blood.
  2. to cause to bleed, as by a blow or accident: to bloody someone's nose.
—adv.
  1. (used as an intensifier): bloody awful; bloody wonderful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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