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.

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web In my opinion, this woman was among the most blessed young people in world history. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Pruning PC Poison from the Ivies," 11 Apr. 2021 What Jim Hayden’s wife, then a teacher, remembers is the blessed normalcy with which that crystalline September morning began., "A 9/11 victim’s name to live on at Stonehill College where a seed of peace will blossom in his memory," 11 Apr. 2021 Which is why after a space clearing, when all of that energy is cleared and a tremendous amount of positive, sacred, blessed energy is brought in, everybody in the space feels so much better. Craig Taylor, Curbed, "The Healer That Real-Estate Agents Call to Clear Their Cursed Apartments," 24 Mar. 2021 As a deacon for the Roman Catholic Church, Albert Gonzalez volunteered at Perryville Prison, administering baptisms, blessed marriages and more for 40 years., "Help support local journalism like this," 11 Mar. 2021 How blessed are Stars fans right now that a 21-year-old defenseman has seven points in 10 games, and that is a cause for concern? Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Matt’s mail: Looking at Miro Heiskanen’s start to the season, the Stars’ drafting and more," 10 Feb. 2021 Very lucky, very fortunate, very blessed and all that, but to just be able to stop in this moment to spent time with my new young family and just have the greatest time ever. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Adam Levine has made up his mind on ever returning to 'The Voice'," 30 Dec. 2020 Given the timing of this development—in the blessed twilight of the Trump presidency—a reader might be tempted to see in it a conscious turning away from the horrors of the past four years toward somewhat lighter fare. Christopher Beha, Harpers Magazine, "A Novel Approach," 5 Jan. 2021 Josie had been Ruby’s blessed second in command, and our rock. Jeff Winkler, The Atlantic, "The Art of Cooking While Everything Burns," 30 Dec. 2020

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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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15 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Blessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blessed

: having a sacred nature : connected with God
: very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated
informal + somewhat old-fashioned used to make a statement more forceful


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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