[ bluhd-ee-mahyn-did ]
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  1. disposed to violence or bloodshed; bloodthirsty; sanguinary: bloody-minded anarchists.

  2. Chiefly British. unreasonably stubborn or cantankerous.

Origin of bloody-minded

First recorded in 1575–85

Other words from bloody-minded

  • blood·y-mind·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby bloody-minded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bloody-minded in a sentence

  • On the other side an enraged, radicalized and increasingly sectarian and bloody-minded Islamist opposition.

    Thy Hand, Great Anarch! | Hussein Ibish | August 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In the name of all the kings of Albin, who have ye closeted with you in that wooden tower that seemeth so bloody-minded?

    The Pathfinder | James Fenimore Cooper
  • But Newark Castle has better claims to notice than as the dungeon of one of those old bloody-minded prelates.

  • This Mr. Thomson seems to me a gentleman of some choice qualities, though perhaps a trifle bloody-minded.

    Kidnapped | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The old fellow cursed me roundly for an obstinate, bloody-minded young fool.

    Athelstane Ford | Allen Upward

British Dictionary definitions for bloody-minded


  1. British informal deliberately obstructive and unhelpful

Derived forms of bloody-minded

  • bloody-mindedness, noun
  • bloody-mindedly, adverb

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