bloody-minded


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blood·y-mind·ed

(blŭd′ē-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Ready and willing to accept bloodshed or to resort to violence: a bloody-minded dictator.
2. Chiefly British Perversely cantankerous or obstructive.

blood′y-mind′ed·ness n.
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bloody-minded

adj
informal Brit deliberately obstructive and unhelpful
ˌbloody-ˈmindedness n
ˌbloody-ˈmindedly adv
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blood′y-mind′ed



adj.
1. bloodthirsty; sanguinary.
2. Chiefly Brit. cantankerous.
[1575–85]
blood′y-mind′ed•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bloody-minded - stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate; "unions...have never been as bloody-minded about demarcation as the shipbuilders"- Spectator
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
2.bloody-minded - marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed; "bloody-minded tyrants"; "bloodthirsty yells"; "went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"
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bloody-minded

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bloody-minded

adjective
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Translations

bloody-minded

[ˈblʌdɪˈmaɪndɪd] ADJ (Brit)
1. (= stubborn) → terco, empecinado
the bloody-minded conservatism of some groupsel terco conservadurismo de algunos grupos
2. (= awkward) → atravesado, difícil
you're just being bloody-mindedson ganas de ser atravesado or difícilson ganas de fastidiar
he didn't really want a replacement, he was just being bloody-minded about itno quería realmente un sustituto, lo hacía sólo para fastidiar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bloody-minded

adj (Brit inf) → stur (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bloody-minded

[ˌblʌdɪˈmaɪndɪd] adj (Brit) (fam) → indisponente
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References in classic literature ?
"O fie, madam!" said the lieutenant, smiling; " all is rather too bloody-minded a wish."
"Not at all, sir," answered she; "I am not at all bloody-minded, only to our enemies; and there is no harm in that.
To be sure there was one rather unpleasant drawback to these agreeable anticipations--the possibility of falling in with a foraging party of these same bloody-minded Typees, whose appetites, edged perhaps by the air of so elevated a region, might prompt them to devour one.
The men were terrible, in the bloody-minded anger with which they looked from windows, caught up what arms they had, and came pouring down into the streets; but, the women were a sight to chill the boldest.
However, as the two men had also a design upon them, as I have said, though a much fairer one than that of burning and murdering, it happened, and very luckily for them all, that they were up and gone abroad before the bloody-minded rogues came to their huts.
She stole on tiptoe to the window, as cautiously as if she conceived some bloody-minded villain to be watching behind the elm-tree, with intent to take her life.
The bloody-minded Fourtou will be sure to attend to it.
He was the life of the ship, the bloody-minded son of the Inquisition!
Thomson seems to me a gentleman of some choice qualities, though perhaps a trifle bloody-minded. It would please me none the worse, if (with all his merits) he were soused in the North Sea, for the man, Mr.
His pity was moved, but nevertheless he felt an abounding sense of relief and security, now, which revealed to him in a degree which he had not fully appreciated before how vast a weight of dread had been lying upon him since the day he lifted his voice against this bloody-minded outcast.
I incline as little to the sickly feeling which makes every canting lie or maudlin speech of a notorious criminal a subject of newspaper report and general sympathy, as I do to those good old customs of the good old times which made England, even so recently as in the reign of the Third King George, in respect of her criminal code and her prison regulations, one of the most bloody-minded and barbarous countries on the earth.
And when the old bloody-minded tyrant is gone to his long account, Paraguay will be torn by revolutions, violent in proportion to the previous unnatural calm.