Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Bloody

Bloody

  1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.
  2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.
  3. Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.
  4. Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle.
  5. Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.
  6. To stain with blood.

Bloody Quotations

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
John Adams

One of the lessons learned during the Vietnam War was that the depiction of wounded soldiers, of coffins stacked higher than their living guards, had a negative effect on the viewing public. The military in Iraq specifically banned the photographing of wounded soldiers and coffins, thus sanitizing this terrible and bloody conflict.
Walter Dean Myers

America is not perfect. It took a bloody civil war to free over 4 million African Americans who lived enslaved. It took another hundred years after that before they achieved full equality under the law.
Marco Rubio

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
Ernest Hemingway

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.
Alfred Hitchcock
More "Bloody" Quotations

Bloody Translations

bloody in Danish is blod-
bloody in Dutch is bloedend, bloedig
bloody in German is blutige, blutig
bloody in Italian is insanguinato
bloody in Latin is cruentus
bloody in Portuguese is sangrento
bloody in Spanish is sangriento