Definition of full-bloodedness in US English:



  • See full-blooded

    • ‘In each case, however, the common factors are youth, earthiness and full-bloodedness; these have been depicted since the Middle Ages, and all had to do with love: ‘Learn to play the lute and the spinet, The strings can caress the heart!’’
    • ‘Director Mira Nair breathes the Indian characters’ full-bloodedness into your very subconsciousness, expanding their culture as an impressive bedrock of enduring family tradition.’
    • ‘Colin Stinton as the friend and Dominic Hoffman as the magus bring the only refreshing evidence of three-dimensional reality and emotional full-bloodedness.’
    • ‘Nietzsche was certainly opposed to half-heartedness and repression; but exhortations to full-bloodedness do not necessarily imply an approval of physical pleasure.’
    • ‘The anecdotes, the characters, the fights, the stress of independent film-making are all here in their full-bloodedness.’
    • ‘Both four-movement works of basically traditional Russian cast, they are romantic-modernist essays whose idiom veers between the full-bloodedness of Tchaikovsky and the irony and grotesquerie of Shostakovich.’
    • ‘The full-bloodedness of the role is all the more remarkable when viewed in relief against the actress's years as a dainty Warners ingenue.’
    • ‘People, especially those in the headline business, want excitement, menace, controversy, full-bloodedness, pizazz.’
    • ‘Despite their polished and steel-cold material, his works have a full-bloodedness similar to the Willendorf Venus.’
    • ‘Indeed, I believe, for the most part, that the brutality of the English people is only the excess and plethora of that healthful, muscular robustness and full-bloodedness for which the nation has always been famous, and which it should prize beyond almost anything else.’
    • ‘Also there is no denying the authenticity of tone, the full-bloodedness and the conviction.’