adjective bless·ed \ˈble-səd\

: having a sacred nature : connected with God

: very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated

—used to make a statement more forceful

Full Definition of BLESSED

a :  held in reverence :  venerated <the blessed saints>
b :  honored in worship :  hallowed <the blessed Trinity>
c :  beatific <a blessed visitation>
:  of or enjoying happiness; specifically :  enjoying the bliss of heaven —used as a title for a beatified person
:  bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune
—used as an intensive <never had one blessed minute of instruction — Charles Scribner Jr.>
bless·ed·ly adverb
bless·ed·ness noun

Variants of BLESSED

bless·ed also blest \ˈblest\

Examples of BLESSED

  1. The rain brought blessed relief from the heat.
  2. He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.

First Known Use of BLESSED

before 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra
BLESSEDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective bless·ed \ˈble-səd, ˈblest\

Definition of BLESSED for Kids

:  holy 1
:  enjoying happiness
bless·ed·ness \ˈble-səd-nəs\ noun


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