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bloody British and Australian English Offensive

Meaning: an intensifying expletive used before an adjective, adverb or noun; very, really; total, complete

For example:

  • It's bloody hot in here. And now the bloody air conditioner won't work. Bloody hell!

  • You'd have to be a bloody idiot to vote for a party that's just ruined the economy.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says a movie was "bloody good", they think it was
  1. quite good
  2. not so good
  3. really good

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