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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Ornery
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:58:53 +0000
Carl Backers wrote:
> > Diane Hettrick
> Hi, Since I am a Yank, I know what ornery is but please give me a
> definition of "bloody minded". It sounds most descriptive! I am all
> Connie Backers
When used about someone whom you feel positively about, in the
context of he's a right blood minded so and so, it can mean someone
who is strong and forceful, who does not stand fools.
The more common use, is that someone is being bloody minded if they
unreasonably try to obstruct something, usually out of personal pique.
"He objected because he was being bloody minded"
A bloody minded person can also be someone who is being a pain in the
I hope that this helps. Like ornery it has subtle meanings which
depend on the context.
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