bless·​ed | \ ˈble-səd How to pronounce blessed (audio) \
variants: or less commonly blest \ ˈblest How to pronounce blessed (audio) \

Definition of blessed

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.

Other Words from blessed

blessedly adverb
blessedness noun

Examples of blessed in a Sentence

The rain brought blessed relief from the heat. He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.
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First Known Use of blessed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for blessed

see bless

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27 Apr 2022

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“Blessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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bless·​ed | \ ˈble-səd How to pronounce blessed (audio) , ˈblest \

Kids Definition of blessed

2 : enjoying happiness

Other Words from blessed

blessedness \ ˈble-​səd-​nəs \ noun

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Nglish: Translation of blessed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of blessed for Arabic Speakers


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