bloody

Something that's bloody is stained or covered with blood, like a bloody nose. In British slang, bloody means something like “very.” That’s bloody brilliant!

Things that are literally bloody have blood on them or are made of blood. Figuratively bloody things, on the other hand, only imply blood — a bloody coup, for example, is a government overthrow that involves some amount of violence. To bloody something is to cover it in blood: "I will bloody your nose if you say that again!" It comes from the Old English blodig, from blod, or "blood."

Primary Meanings of bloody

1.
adjv
having or covered with or accompanied by blood
cover with blood
2.
adjadv
informal intensifiers
extremely
Full Definitions of bloody
1

adj having or covered with or accompanied by blood

“a bloody nose”
“your scarf is all bloody
“the effects will be violent and probably bloody
“a bloody fight”
Synonyms:
blood-filled
containing blood
bloodstained, gory
covered with blood
bloodsucking
drawing blood from the body of another
bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, sanguinary
marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
crimson, red, violent
characterized by violence or bloodshed
homicidal, murderous
characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being
butcherly, gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous
accompanied by bloodshed
internecine
characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides
merciless, unmerciful
having or showing no mercy
Antonyms:
bloodless
free from blood or bloodshed
nonviolent, unbloody
achieved without bloodshed
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v cover with blood

bloody your hands”
Type of:
cover, spread over
form a cover over
2

adj informal intensifiers

“a bloody fool”
Synonyms:
unmitigated
not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

adv extremely

“you are bloody right”
Synonyms:
all-fired, damn

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