Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Ready and willing to accept bloodshed or to resort to violence.
  • adjective Chiefly British Perversely cantankerous or obstructive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; barbarous; inclined to shed blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Eager for or wanting blood
  • adjective obstinate, stubborn

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

  • adjective marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
  • adjective stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

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Examples

  • Because thepolice were involved in the kidnapping disaster, and becausethe man in charge, Lawson, was subsequently imprisonedfor murder (a previous case of Karen's, though I don't think that this has been recorded in a book), and because he's bloody-minded and arrogant, Grant is keen to keep the police out of it this time round.

    April 2009

  • Because thepolice were involved in the kidnapping disaster, and becausethe man in charge, Lawson, was subsequently imprisonedfor murder (a previous case of Karen's, though I don't think that this has been recorded in a book), and because he's bloody-minded and arrogant, Grant is keen to keep the police out of it this time round.

    A Darker Domain by Val McDermid

  • Enter the Lords, bloody-minded and hellbent on mischief

    David Cameron's promise to rebuild trust in politics looks hollow after City donations

  • Because thepolice were involved in the kidnapping disaster, and becausethe man in charge, Lawson, was subsequently imprisonedfor murder (a previous case of Karen's, though I don't think that this has been recorded in a book), and because he's bloody-minded and arrogant, Grant is keen to keep the police out of it this time round.

    Book review

  • Enter the Lords, bloody-minded and hellbent on mischief

    Why we should believe Nick Clegg when he promises to restore liberties stolen by Labour

  • Enter the Lords, bloody-minded and hellbent on mischief

    'New politics' claim a sham, senior Conservative MP warns David Cameron

  • Look, the question is, are you interested in--is your idea of victory being creating an international consensus, or is it getting rid of this bloody-minded dictator, who has tyrannized his people for 42 years and set an example for the rest of the Arab world?

    9-9-9? Nein.

  • This was no bloody-minded rebel screaming for the heads of his enemies but an honest farmer forced to take up arms to defend his country.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Also, you have to admire the bloody-minded preserverence of the folks over there at 97-100 "AAAAA" s.

    Boing Boing

  • This was no bloody-minded rebel screaming for the heads of his enemies but an honest farmer forced to take up arms to defend his country.

    George Washington’s First War

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