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Definition of full-blooded in English:

adjective

1Of unmixed race: a full-blooded Cherokee
More example sentences
  • Statistics seem to bear this out, for Australia's native population has shrunk to about 50,000 full-blooded Aborigines and about 160,000 with mixed blood.
  • They willingly accept other Sami who may not be full-blooded.
  • These Maltese couples then raised a generation of full-blooded Maltese children who had never lived in the mother country.
2Vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise: a full-blooded performance
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  • He could turn a political argument into a full-blooded, passionate struggle.
  • The other astonishing feature of this display was despite Ireland's full-blooded commitment, they only conceded nine penalties throughout the match.
  • Morecambe, Lancaster and the North West will benefit in the long term from a full-blooded commitment to a rich array of leisure and tourist features on the central promenade.
Synonyms
all out, complete, total, uncompromising, committed, out and out, thorough, thoroughgoing, vigorous, strenuous, intense;
unrestrained, uncontrolled, unbridled, hard-hitting, pulling no punches

Derivatives

full-blood

1
noun
sense 1.
Example sentences
  • It was felt that full-bloods would best survive by separation and isolation on mission stations, and half-castes by assimilation into the larger community, but the regulations themselves became a cause of further disintegration.
  • In the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century educated opinion in Australia seems, generally, to have been of the view that the full-blood tribal Aborigine represented a dying race, doomed in the fullness of time to extinction.
  • At that conference he had demonstrated greater concerns for the well being of Aboriginals, especially of full-bloods, than other representatives.

full-bloodedly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The cast is full-bloodedly rounded out by Chiara Mangiameli, Paolo Pagliacolo, and young Sebastian Uriarte, who, without Italian descent, carries off the accent and manner of a Venetian street-and-canal urchin to perfection.
  • There seems to me a danger of such applications, however unpromising their ultimate prospects, being fought so full-bloodedly and in such detail as effectively to pre-empt the permission stage.
  • The narrator is somehow more vigorously alive, more full-bloodedly vital, than the wan and modest London spring.

full-bloodedness

3
noun
Example sentences
  • People, especially those in the headline business, want excitement, menace, controversy, full-bloodedness, pizazz.
  • Also there is no denying the authenticity of tone, the full-bloodedness and the conviction.
  • Despite their polished and steel-cold material, his works have a full-bloodedness similar to the Willendorf Venus.

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