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Meaning of BLESSED

Pronunciation:  'blesid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
  2. [adj]  highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); "our blessed land"; "the blessed assurance of a steady income"
  3. [adj]  having good fortune bestowed or conferred upon; sometimes used as in combination; "blessed with a strong healthy body"; "a nation blessed with peace"; "a peace-blessed era"
  4. [adj]  characterized by happiness and good fortune; "a blessed time"
  5. [adj]  enjoying the bliss of heaven
  6. [adj]  Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
  7. [adj]  worthy of worship; "the Blessed Trinity"

BLESSED is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beatified, blame, blamed, blasted, blessed with(p), blest, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, deuced, endowed, endued with(p), everlasting, favored, fortunate, glorious, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, golden, happy, holy, infernal, saved



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bless"ed\ (bl[e^]s"[e^]d), a.
1. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration;
   heavenly; holy.

         O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it
         lowly at his blessed feet.            --Milton.

2. Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings;
   happy; highly favored.

         All generations shall call me blessed. --Luke i. 48.

         Towards England's blessed shore.      --Shak.

3. Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness;
   blissful; joyful. ``Then was a blessed time.'' ``So
   blessed a disposition.'' --Shak.

4. Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or
   heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.

         Reverenced like a blessed saint.      --Shak.

         Cast out from God and blessed vision. --Milton.

5. (R. C. Ch.) Beatified.

6. Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.

         Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free.
                                               --R. D.

Thesaurus Terms
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