bloody-mindedness


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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-mindedness

[ˈblʌdɪˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] (Brit) N
1. (= stubbornness) → terquedad f, empecinamiento m
2. (= awkwardness) it's just bloody-mindedness on his partson ganas de fastidiar or de ser atravesado
he did it out of sheer bloody-mindednesslo hizo sólo para fastidiar

bloody-mindedness

[ˌblʌdɪˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] n (Brit) (fam) → ostinazione f
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It would have been better if I had called him out and shot him a year ago," said Sir James, not from bloody-mindedness, but because he needed something strong to say.
The large plan is of course Amanda Stavely and her backers and, while bureaucracy and negotiating bloody-mindedness will delay any official handing over of the keys until late January at best, both parties must realise the need to spend in the window - the manager and supporters certainly do.
I've also tried to find a bit of his bloody-mindedness by making my voice bigger and not moving my top lip much.
Although in developing countries the cause of accidents is most often ignorance, in the UK it is more commonly sheer bloody-mindedness --and this attitude is still unacceptably common.
Jeremy Brookman ANSCOMBE'S inclusion looks like bloody-mindedness to me - we've brought him over so he will be good.
The only way forward then is to treat Daesh with the same bloody-mindedness it inflicts on its perceived enemies: Total eradication.
Having reached the final for the first time in 27 years battered, bruised and held together by team spirit and sheer bloody-mindedness, the Swansea City midfielder told Korean reporters on Wednesday that the Red Devils had the steel to go all the way.
It seems the motive for the attack was nothing more than bloody-mindedness, leading to the youths attacking him when he simply asked them to move out of the road.
His optimism, bravery and sheer bloody-mindedness are utterly inspiring.
Janine reminds Michael tonight that she has the money and the bloody-mindedness to fight him in court and leave him broke.
THE incredible loyalty and sheer bloody-mindedness of British football fans never ceases to amaze.