Definition of bloody-minded in English:

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British informal
Deliberately uncooperative: a bloody-minded landlord his father had been so bloody-minded
More example sentences
  • What the amateur sheep-owner discovers is that lambs are bloody-minded, perverse, suicidal, self-destructive, and infuriating.
  • And all of them could be bloody-minded and contrary, helping you one minute but ignoring you the next.
  • People of this sign have real difficulty fitting into the established order and have a bloody-minded will of their own.
uncooperative, unreasonable, contrary, unhelpful, awkward, obstructive, truculent, recalcitrant, unaccommodating, unyielding, inflexible, uncompromising, unbending, refractory, disobliging, obstinate, stubborn, perverse, not giving an inch;
difficult, exasperating, trying;
Scottish  thrawn
informal pig-headed, cussed
British informal bolshie, stroppy
North American informal balky



Example sentences
  • A sharp Sun-Uranus opposition makes her bloody-mindedly independent, bright, witty and wild, with a mind of her own and an originality that has yet to develop fully.
  • Again, Self seems to acknowledge the error in judgment, then bloody-mindedly write it - and us - to death.
  • This makes her a true action woman, who is bloody-mindedly independent - she sent her daughter away to live with her father in Japan when she was only seven.


Pronunciation: /ˌblʌdiˈmʌɪndɪdnəs/
Example sentences
  • Single-mindedness and determination are admired but shade into bloody-mindedness and obstinacy.
  • Britain in the early 1940s, dark, grimy, tired after years of a war visited on the population night after night, living on hope and prayer and the sheer bloody-mindedness of a people determined never to surrender.
  • The channels of communication have broken down through intransigence, sheer bloody-mindedness and despair.
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