Definition of bleeding in English:



informalBritish attributive
  • Used for emphasis, or to express annoyance.

    ‘the watch was a bleeding copy’
    as submodifier ‘she looks so bleeding bored all day’
    • ‘Six bloody hundred and twenty-bleeding-eight people sunning themselves in Athens at our expense!’
    • ‘Then, with a small smile she said, ‘I don't give a bleeding damn, my dear sir.’’
    • ‘Why must we folk who live in mild old Britain have to put up with competing in every major bloody city during a bleeding heatwave anyway?’
    • ‘It was only some people, like her bleeding boyfriend and father.’
    • ‘We had meandered off on a circuitous journey of legal ground-breaking to reach the bleeding obvious.’
    • ‘Why, oh why, can't they have separate queues for people who are going to take bleeding ages and those who are able to complete their transactions quickly and without fuss?’
    • ‘Scotland Yard has signed a deal with messaging outfit Buongiorno to state the bleeding obvious to the capital's residents.’
    • ‘You think Gordon Ramsay spends 14 hours in the operating theatre before he makes supper for a whole bleeding family?’
    • ‘A very annoying problem and I gave him some leeway as he seemed fairly intelligent, and that's bleeding annoying.’
    • ‘There were signs on Thursday that Shell's maddening myopia when it comes to the bleeding obvious is still not completely cured.’
    • ‘Online personality quizzes, jokey viral e-mails, and now a bleeding chatroom, of all things!’
    • ‘Whatever made that bleeding woman conclude such a thing?’
    damned, damn, damnable, wretched, accursed, rotten, horrible