Adjective "bludgeoned" definition and examples

(Bludgeoned may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌdʒ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon.
  1. 'Walking back to the Lokosphinx, we watch Army conscripts in greatcoats and fur-flapped caps breaking the ice with bludgeons and pouring hot water on the snow.'
  2. 'He grabbed one of the gigantic bones that adorned the top of the casino and used it as a bludgeon, smashing building after building.'
  3. 'I lunged at him, wielding the book like a bludgeon.'
  4. 'Yet in many ways this was the most bizarre of games; a contest between a rapier and the bluntest of bludgeons.'
  5. 'The ruling gives authoritarian regimes around the world a new bludgeon to use against news organizations as well as their own populations trying to get access to media beyond the control of state censors.'
  6. 'On searching the house at Kimberworth where he resided at that time, three officers found a number of very formidable looking sticks or bludgeons and a large quantity of netting.'
  7. 'Of course, one should never forget the unificationist politicians and their media allies, who are doing their best to use the links issue as a key bludgeon against the government.'
  8. 'Here, as elsewhere, we can use a formal argument as a tool of inquiry even if we can't use it as a bludgeon to finish off those who disagree.'
  9. 'As in other areas, free speech supporters will have to hope the government proceeds with a scalpel, and not a bludgeon.'
  10. 'In any event, it passed, and though it had some negative effects, it has had more positive ones; and politically, it removed a huge bludgeon from the Republicans' hands.'

verb

Beat (someone) repeatedly with a bludgeon or other heavy object.
  1. 'I meant to post this yesterday, but apathy repeatedly bludgeoned me over the head with a large fluffy pillow.'
  2. 'Five of the penguins which were bludgeoned to death in a brutal attack on six penguins, two gannets and two pelicans at the East London aquarium on Sunday night.'
  3. 'He was bludgeoned to death outside the nightclub.'
  4. 'A widow was bludgeoned to death as she sat down to her lunch at home in what appears to have been a motiveless attack.'
  5. 'And it is no secret Martha was bludgeoned to death.'
  6. 'No one gets hurt - apart from two unfortunate eels that were bludgeoned to death on one of the evenings this writer was watching.'
  7. 'He was bludgeoned to death with the butt of a pistol on the Caribbean island of Margarita on Sunday, October 16.'
  8. 'I mean, I just drew him being bludgeoned to death.'
  9. 'She was bludgeoned to death outside her home on December 30, 2001.'
  10. 'Tuesday's march comes barely a week after a 17-year old school girl was bludgeoned to death by her teenage boyfriend'
  11. 'she was determined not to be bludgeoned into submission'
  12. 'Most of these civil societies have been bludgeoned into silence by their regimes, with even the more representative systems denying their citizens true political participation.'
  13. 'We need reminding, to be shown the proximity of the amazing digital wonder that we interface with, not bludgeoned into thinking that the screen and the chips and the coding are the flat, boxy equivalent of the newspaper.'
  14. 'Mark was a State employee with no criminal history before he was indicted for a crime that he did not commit and now his family are finacially ruined and he has been bludgeoned into signing a plea bargain by the legal vampires.'
  15. 'I have nothing to hide, but I am still vulnerable and will be unable to speak openly until I am unable to be persecuted by departments bludgeoned into submission by our rogue government.'
  16. 'What you are left with are faint traces of lyricist her fragile vocals, as if she too has been bludgeoned into submission by the swirl of his sustained sonic extremism.'
  17. 'And most staff have to be bludgeoned into writing this material; anyone who volunteers and shows the real desire that he apparently has to cover it is likely to find it a great way to get ahead.'
  18. 'She said: ‘Members of the group do feel as if they are being bludgeoned into it.’'
  19. 'What is needed is a critical mass that cannot be bludgeoned into submission.'
  20. 'he bludgeoned his way through the crowd'
  21. 'Roddick then mis-hits a forehand miles out to trail 5-4 but bludgeons his way level on the next point, only to give Schalken a set point when he sends a simple volley into the net.'
  22. 'Since then, she has gone on to bludgeon her way to success, winning in Bratislava, Sydney and Croatia within the past six months, while reaching the semi-finals in Linz and Hanover.'
  23. 'You had to blast, stab and bludgeon your way through a number of missions which involved exploding stores, shoplifting and killing.'
  24. 'The Swede has bludgeoned his way through the draw, dropping just one set on the way to the final, but while his metronomic consistency is remarkable, it doesn't make for thrilling viewing.'
  25. 'Once they survived Sanft's penalty, they had to dig deep to defend their own try line as Kirkcaldy tried to bludgeon their way through.'
  26. 'One theory suggested he would attempt to bludgeon his way into American hearts by adopting the thudding beats and screaming guitars of metal.'
  27. 'He was maligned as a butcher - a heartless commander who simply bludgeoned his way to victory.'
  28. 'Leeds United bludgeoned their way back into Premiership title contention after an ugly battle against Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road.'
  29. 'Rather than trying to bludgeon our way through it, or try and ignore it, we need to work with it a bit.'
  30. 'From her hospital bed, for ‘three terrible days,’ Christina watched a drunken Joan bludgeon her way through live soap opera episodes.'

More definitions

1. a short, heavy club with one end weighted, or thicker and heavier than the other. verb (used with object)

2. to strike or knock down with a bludgeon.

3. to force into something; coerce; bully: The boss finally bludgeoned him into accepting responsibility.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be bludgeoned to deaths."

"places can be bludgeoned to deaths."

"people can be bludgeoned into things."

"people can be bludgeoned."

"places can be bludgeoned."

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Origin

(bludgeon)Mid 18th century: of unknown origin.