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[bluhd-ee-mahyn-did] /ˈblʌd iˈmaɪn dɪd/
disposed to violence or bloodshed; bloodthirsty; sanguinary:
bloody-minded anarchists.
Chiefly British. unreasonably stubborn or cantankerous.
Origin of bloody-minded
First recorded in 1575-85
Related forms
bloody-mindedness, noun Unabridged
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  • You bloody-minded Earthlings must have been aware of the terrible danger.

    Upstarts L. J. Stecher
  • He was the life of the ship, the bloody-minded son of the Inquisition!

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Why, what a bloody-minded, inveterate, termagant strumpet have I been plagued with!

    Thomas Otway Thomas Otway
  • He seems from all accounts to have been more desperate and bloody-minded than the rest.

  • "Now, there's a bloody-minded and dangerous Jesuit for you," said Grasp to himself.

  • I never seen such a bloody-minded animal in all my born days as you!

    Hopalong Cassidy Clarence E. Mulford
  • And are the villains so bloody-minded that they are called 'Red?'

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper
  • Away with the wretch—the parricide—the bloody-minded villain!

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
  • If he took me for a body of bloody-minded republicans, rushing forward to disarm him, I certainly thought he was some wild beast.

    A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for bloody-minded


(Brit, informal) deliberately obstructive and unhelpful
Derived Forms
bloody-mindedness, noun
bloody-mindedly, adverb
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