- 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
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Examples from the Web for bloody-minded
On the other side an enraged, radicalized and increasingly sectarian and bloody-minded Islamist opposition.Thy Hand, Great Anarch!
August 14, 2013
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
He seems from all accounts to have been more desperate and bloody-minded than the rest.The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove
"Now, there's a bloody-minded and dangerous Jesuit for you," said Grasp to himself.William Shakespeare as he lived.
- British informal deliberately obstructive and unhelpful
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