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 formsblood·y-mind·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bloody-minded

Contemporary Examples of bloody-minded

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

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    Hussein Ibish

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Historical Examples of bloody-minded

  • You bloody-minded Earthlings must have been aware of the terrible danger.


    L. J. Stecher

  • He was the life of the ship, the bloody-minded son of the Inquisition!

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    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Why, what a bloody-minded, inveterate, termagant strumpet have I been plagued with!

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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for bloody-minded



British informal deliberately obstructive and unhelpful
Derived Formsbloody-mindedness, nounbloody-mindedly, adverb
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