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adj. blood·ier, blood·iest
1. Stained with blood.
2. Of, characteristic of, or containing blood.

blood′i·ly adv.
blood′i·ness n.


Referring to blood; of the nature of blood—e.g., bloody excretions, bloody sweat.
Vox populi-UK
Damned (darned).

Vox populi-US
Smeared or stained with blood.

bloody, blood in

pertaining to or deriving from blood.

bloody feces
see dysentery, melena.
bloody guts
see proliferative hemorrhagic enteropathy.
bloody milk
bloody urine
bloody vomit
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It has been almost a year since the world was stirred by thousands of Burmese monks and ordinary people taking to the streets to demand freedom -- and being bloodily crushed by one of the world's cruelest regimes.
In my mind's eye, I could see the nearby mountain shaped like an elephant, with its side hollowed by the wind and bony quarrymen, who coughed bloodily while the birds sang high.
As Blade, Snipes only has to look menacing, make some martial-arts moves and gorily and bloodily rid the world of bad vamps.
He pulled out a 9mm pistol and cold bloodily shot the helpless policeman in the head.
Bloodily repulsed, the few survivors of the raid staggered back into his lines a week later, spreading a deep sense of apprehension.
DIVEBOMBERS scream out of a leaden sky, buildings collapse in piles of rubble and broken bodies are tossed like ragdolls as the siege of Stalingrad blazes bloodily across the screen.
In one incident alone, in 1997, when the Taliban was bloodily repulsed from Mazar-i-Sharif, over 5,000 Taliban footsoldiers were killed with many being executed in cold blood by Uzbek forces loyal to General Malik.
The agrarian leagues were bloodily suppressed around 1975 and their leaders tortured: One peasant described her sister wheeled home from prison in a little cart, unable to walk and scarcely recognizable after the torture.
Well, rarely in world history and never in Canadian history has a "legal" opinion proved so bloodily wrong as Mr.
At every turn, he is followed by a mysterious couple - the lovers of the title - who leave in their wake a string of bloodily butchered victims.
Mugabe rose to power bloodily, massacring thousands of people who didn't belong to the same tribe as himself, and then reinforcing his position by picking off political opponents.
Or understand that the United States and the European powers occupied such parts of China as they chose, forced opium sales on China, imposed extraterritoriality, and bloodily suppressed the Boxers?