blessed

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adjective bless·ed \ˈble-səd\
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blest

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Definition of blessed

  1. 1 religion a :  held in reverence :  venerated <the blessed saints>b :  honored in worship :  hallowed <the blessed Trinity>c :  beatific <a blessed visitation>

  2. 2 :  of or enjoying happiness; specifically, Christianity :  enjoying the bliss of heaven —used as a title for a beatified person <the blessed Virgin Mary>

  3. 3 :  bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune <a blessed event>

  4. 4 —used as an intensive <never had one blessed minute of instruction — Charles Scribner Jr.>

blessedly

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blessedness

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Examples of blessed in a sentence

  1. The rain brought blessed relief from the heat.

  2. He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.

Origin and Etymology of blessed

see bless


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


BLESSED Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective bless·ed \ˈble-səd\

Definition of blessed for English Language Learners

  • : having a sacred nature : connected with God

  • : very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated

  • —used to make a statement more forceful


BLESSED Defined for Kids

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adjective bless·ed \ˈble-səd, ˈblest\

Definition of blessed for Students

  1. 1 :  holy 1

  2. 2 :  enjoying happiness

blessedness

\ˈble-səd-nəs\ noun


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