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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

Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war.
Kitty Kelley

Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself to death is a bloody waste of time. It's awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It's a terribly selfish thing to do.
Celia Imrie

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
Katharine Hepburn
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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