blessed

adjective bless·ed \ ˈble-səd \
variants: or less commonly blest play \ˈblest\
1 religion
a : held in reverence : venerated
  • the blessed saints
b : honored in worship : hallowed
  • the blessed Trinity
c : beatific
  • a blessed visitation
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 : bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune
  • a blessed event
4 used as an intensive
  • never had one blessed minute of instruction
  • —Charles Scribner Jr.

blessedly

adverb

blessedness

noun

Examples of blessed in a Sentence

  1. The rain brought blessed relief from the heat.

  2. He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.

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Origin and Etymology of blessed

see bless

blessed Synonyms

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


BLESSED Defined for English Language Learners

blessed

  • : having a sacred nature : connected with God

  • : very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated

  • —used to make a statement more forceful


BLESSED Defined for Kids

blessed

adjective bless·ed \ ˈble-səd , ˈblest \
1 : holy 1
2 : enjoying happiness

blessedness

\ˈble-səd-nəs\ noun


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