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Deliberately uncooperative:‘a bloody-minded landlord’‘his father had been so bloody-minded’
uncooperative, unreasonable, contrary, unhelpful, awkward, obstructive, truculent, recalcitrant, unaccommodating, unyielding, inflexible, uncompromising, unbending, refractory, disobliging, obstinate, stubborn, perverse, not giving an inchdifficult, exasperating, tryingthrawnpig-headed, cussedbolshie, stroppybalkyView synonyms
- ‘Discipline a key factor in this, and all the more important because other teams were clearly going to struggle for tries against such a bloody-minded defence.’
- ‘And all of them could be bloody-minded and contrary, helping you one minute but ignoring you the next.’
- ‘But almost two hours, the drizzle isn't letting up, the cold is starting to bite, and a handful of bloody-minded sheep are refusing to respect the newly erected electric fence.’
- ‘The prime minister would, it is said, have taken the plunge had it not been for the bloody-minded insistence of his chancellor in sticking to the Treasury's five tests.’
- ‘The real credit to the team was not just the sheer bloody-minded defence, but the fact it was achieved by so many second-string players in a squad short of depth.’
- ‘The more people try to stop me, the more I want to do it, just to be bloody-minded.’
- ‘That here is an athlete of such power, skill and bloody-minded determination that victory is accepted quietly, as if expected, and defeat like a plague on his house.’
- ‘It's a good team up in York and it would be pretty bloody-minded for the new tenant not to give them a good chance.’
- ‘People of this sign have real difficulty fitting into the established order and have a bloody-minded will of their own.’
- ‘Impatient, stupid and bloody-minded drivers like this should be made to walk everywhere, so that we smaller fish can cross the road at designated crossings without being in fear of our lives.’
- ‘Every commercial breakthrough or rich, melodic offering has given way to a more bloody-minded - or just bloody - follow-up.’
- ‘In the name of customer care, modern companies now set up an obstacle course only the most determined, bloody-minded and technically-blessed customer will get through.’
- ‘Meanwhile, he wages a low-level campaign of civil disobedience in the tax office where he works, destroying evidence of fraud - more, it seems, out of bloody-minded laziness than idealism.’
- ‘I can't say what effects it had, because I didn't end up taking the stuff - in the end I'm too independent and bloody-minded to to want to have my thoughts and moods governed or ameliorated by a drug.’
- ‘Nothing is more guaranteed to put off prospective teachers and to undermine the government's efforts to boost the profession than the annual Easter spectacle of bloody-minded, unrepresentative hooligans.’
- ‘It was only a bloody-minded determination by the media to wrong-foot the Prince that gave this humorous aside even the appearance of controversy.’
- ‘Proud, reactionary, occasionally intimidating, fiercely independent, bloody-minded perhaps, but not sanguine.’
- ‘What the amateur sheep-owner discovers is that lambs are bloody-minded, perverse, suicidal, self-destructive, and infuriating.’
- ‘It's so relaxing to be in a world where things go as you want them to - real life today is so very bloody-minded.’
- ‘The show is bloody-minded, bizarre and one-off original.’
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