blasted

adjective

blast·​ed ˈbla-stəd How to pronounce blasted (audio)
1
: damaged by or as if by an explosive, lightning, wind, or supernatural force
upon this blasted heathWilliam Shakespeare
a blasted apple tree
2
: damned, detestable
this blasted weather
3
slang : intoxicated from drugs or alcohol

Examples of blasted in a Sentence

He got totally blasted at the party. that blasted car salesman cheated us
Recent Examples on the Web As in the video game, which starts characters off in a kind of blasted heath, the surroundings are visually competent but forgettable. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Hunger and disease stalk Gaza’s blasted neighborhoods. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 And of course, the blasted, decaying backdrop of the Bronx would somehow scuttle everyone’s dreams and desires. Vulture, 15 Sep. 2023 Sabalenka dispatched Svitolina, 6-4, 6-4, with one last bullying rally and a final blasted forehand. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 6 June 2023 Their mission was to understand ejecta patterns—the blasted material that lands outside the crater—and help astronauts develop an understanding of how to sample this material while on the moon. Mike Bezemek, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 June 2023 If this flat, endless nowhere is a manifestation of the blasted psychic terrain Barry (and Sally) now occupy, the camera isn’t having it. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 1 May 2023 Back at Conductor, Mr. Besmertnik watched his office start to buzz as the head of internal communications, Dani Weiss, blasted music, grabbed a microphone and called everyone together for an all-staff meeting. Emma Goldberg Hilary Swift, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2023 The glass inside the vehicle is shown blasted but intact. Samuel Oakford, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blasted was in 1540

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“Blasted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blasted. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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