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bad blood Explained

bad blood at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "bad blood":
acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad temper,
bad will, bitter feeling, bitterness, blighting glance, clashing,
collision, competition, conflict, contrariety, contrariness,
cross-purposes, disaccord, dissension, enmity, evil disposition,
evil eye, feud, fractiousness, friction, hard feelings, hostility,
ill blood, ill feeling, ill nature, ill will, ill-disposedness,
inimicalness, malevolence, malocchio, negativeness, noncooperation,
obstinacy, oppugnancy, perverseness, rancor, recalcitrance,
refractoriness, repugnance, rivalry, soreness, sourness,
uncooperativeness, vendetta, venom, virulence, vitriol, vying,

bad blood at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bad blood
n : a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility [syn: {animosity},

bad blood at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Category: w - :Charles Lamb|Charles Lamb's Essays of Elia (1823).


Inter: en-noun » head=bad blood|-
  • Inter: idiomati » c Feelings of hostility or ill will.
    1. 1843, Category: w - :James Fenimore Cooper|James Fenimore Cooper, Wyandotte, ch. 3:
    2. : The government at home, and the people of the colonies, are getting to have bad blood between them.
    3. 1896, Category: w - :Mark Twain|Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Detective, ch. 3:
    4. : There was bad blood between us from a couple of weeks back, and we was only friends in the way of business.
    5. Inter: RQ:Joyce Ulysse » s, Episode 16:
    6. : All those wretched quarrels, in his humble opinion, stirring up bad blood, from some bump of combativeness or gland of some kind, erroneously supposed to be about a punctilio of honour and a flag,...
    7. Inter: idiomati » c A serious feud or long-standing grudge.
    8. 1869, Category: w - :R. D. Blackmore|R. D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor, ch. 71:
    9. : Now for these and other things (whereof I could tell a thousand) was the reckoning come that night; and not a line we missed of it; soon as our bad blood was up. I like not to tell of slaughter, though it might be of wolves and tigers; and that was a night of fire and slaughter, and of very long-harboured revenge. Enough that ere the daylight broke upon that wan March morning, the only Doones still left alive were the Counsellor and Carver.
    10. Inter: idiomatic » dated An inherited immoral or disturbed nature.
    11. 1882, Category: w - :George MacDonald|George MacDonald, Weighed and Wanting, ch. 4:
    12. : If we dare not search ourselves close enough to discover the low breeding, the bad blood in us, it will one day come out plain as the smitten brand of the forcat.
    13. 1902, Category: w - :Annie Fellows Johnston|Annie Fellows Johnston, Flips ‘Islands of Providence’'', ch. 5:
    14. : "Humph! Thought there was bad blood somewhere!" he exclaimed. . . .
    15. : "No!" was the determined answer. . . . Because his father was dishonest is no proof that he is a thief."
    16. 1921, Category: w - :Gertrude Atherton|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton, The Sisters-In-Law, ch. 6:
    17. : She has bad blood in her. Her mother . . . went to pieces, poor dear, and Judge Lawton wisely sent her East.


      * Inter: sense » hostility, ill will animosity

  • Inter: sense » feud blood feud, vendetta

  • Translation: et » bad blood
    Translation: kn » bad blood
    Translation: pl » bad blood
    Translation: ru » bad blood
    Translation: ta » bad blood