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blessed adj
1 highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); "our blessed land"; "the blessed assurance of a steady income" [syn: blest] [ant: cursed]
2 worthy of worship; "the Blessed Trinity"
3 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" [syn: blasted, blame, blamed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal]
4 Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration [syn: beatified]
5 enjoying the bliss of heaven
6 characterized by happiness and good fortune; "a blessed time"
7 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" [syn: blessed with(p), endued with(p)]

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  • (adjective:)
    • IPA: /blɛst/ or /ˈblɛsəd/
  • (verb:)
    • IPA: /blɛst/


  1. having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
    • 1611: King James Bible (Matthew 5:5) - Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  2. In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.
  3. Held in veneration; revered.
  4. Worthy of worship; holy.


having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing
In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person
Held in veneration; revered
Worthy of worship; holy


  1. past of bless


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