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"bloody" in British English

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bloodyadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   /ˈblʌd.i/ us   /ˈblʌd.i/ mainly UK very informal
C2 used to express anger or to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way: I've had a bloody awful week. It's a bloody disgrace that some war widows don't get a decent pension. Don't be a bloody idiot! This computer's bloody useless! It's always going wrong. Don't you tell me what to do! I'll do what I bloody well like in my own house. I had a bloody good time last night. Life would be bloody boring if nothing ever went wrong.

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bloodyadjective

uk   /ˈblʌd.i/ us   /ˈblʌd.i/
bloodily
adverb uk   /ˈblʌd.əl.i/ us   /ˈblʌd.əl.i/
All the demonstrations were bloodily suppressed by government forces.

bloodyverb [T]

uk   /ˈblʌd.i/ us   /ˈblʌd.i/
to make something bloody: The first punch bloodied his nose.
bloodied
adjective uk   /ˈblʌd.id/ us   /ˈblʌd.id/ literary
covered in blood
(Definition of bloody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bloody" in American English

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bloodyadjective

us   /ˈblʌd·i/
showing blood or losing blood: I had a bloody nose.
Bloody also means with much loss of life and many serious injuries: The Civil War was a very bloody war.
(Definition of bloody from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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