Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The characteristic of being bloody.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being bloody.
  • n. Disposition to shed blood; bloodthirstiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being bloody.
  • n. Disposition to shed blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition to shed blood
  • n. the state of being bloody

Etymologies

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bloody +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The play, under Michael John Garces's taut direction, is a gritty depiction of the ritualistic world of gangs in barrios and prisons, and reminiscent in its theatrical bloodiness and steaminess of "Oz," the late 1990s HBO cellblock drama.

    Theater review: 'Oedipus el Rey' at Woolly Mammoth

  • As for empire civil war is symbol that U.E.S. defense and attacking battle pull apart beseal long time order from more bloodiness war.

    Mini Star | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • What's New: With an Edwardian look, the production contrasts the politeness and elegance of court against the violence and bloodiness of war.

    Five Acts in the Summer of the Bard

  • And, apparently, she is quite nice and does not mention the bloodiness/lack thereof in her eyeball on a regular basis.

    Taking the boot off

  • "Calixto doesn't hide anything," says Borja Sitjà, BIT's general manager, who compares the bloodiness of a Bieito production with an average night's news broadcast.

    Calixto Bieito's Second Act

  • Contemporary sources, both Spanish and indigenous, failed to call the disease by any name, neither tabardillo — the Spanish name for typhus — nor matlazáhuatl. 43 Mendieta, for example, wrote that both epidemics were due to "pujamiento de sangre," or "full bloodiness," but that the illness of 1576 was also tabardillo. 44 One of the most striking symptoms recorded for both epidemics was bleeding from the nose.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • One example of the communist murderers that gave truth to the bloodiness of socialist ideals was the Khmer Rouge, currently in the news as we see one of the mass murderers only getting a 19 year sentence.

    2010 July « Tai-Chi Policy

  • The other thing that bothered me as well, is the occasional grittiness or rather bloodiness of the tale, which contrasts the more prevalent neutral-storytelling in quite an ungainly manner (for this reader anyway; and I am usually not against explicit content).

    Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora (Book Review)

  • The bloodiness of menstrual blood is something that has been steadily de-emphasized in the past century, but blood it surely is.

    The Sanguine Sex

  • Goof this and the monent will be horrifically hard, and they will pile upon the world with bloodiness we haven't seen since WW2.

    Obama's rope-a-dope

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