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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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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?
war on terror; Zimbabwean Nora Chipaumire's solo Pungwe, a reflection on the land bloodily contested in her native country; and Iroquois-Mohawk Quebecker Gaetan Gingras' Manitowapan, a tribute to the healing rituals of First Nations (aboriginal) peoples.
In the past, monasteries and convents were physically destroyed, and monks and nuns were bloodily martyred.
Even less is known about his wife, Gruoch, the original of Lady Macbeth, but they were both closely involved with the succession to the bloodily disputed kingdom.
During the scene in which the limbs of Jesus are being bloodily impaled on the cross, I was intrigued to learn, the hands that we see wielding the hammer are the hands of Gibson himself.
However, it was only in the 1960s, Bond argues convincingly, that the image of the First World War as bloodily futile came truly to dominate popular consciousness in Britain.
when the White House is looking as bloodily crimson as the beast from the sea and the body bags from Iraq keep piling up;
Ferocious Araucano natives bloodily defended their land from Spanish colonizers, who effectively never crossed into deep southern Chile.
Slo-moaction of free-fall parachutists colliding and bloodily obliterating each other at 300mph, anyone?
As Professor Lewis comments, "The Kurds in northern Iraq and the Shi'a in southern Iraq did so, and the victorious United States forces sat and watched while Saddam Hussein, using the helicopters that the cease-fire agreement had allowed him to retain, bloodily suppressed and slaughtered them, group by group and region by region.