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 Even when the proceedings become a touch tawdry, there’s a blessed absence of American puritanism in their presentation. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 25 June 2021 Quin Snyder grew up not in a perfect environment, just in a blessed one, a neighborhood called Dawn Villa near Seattle. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 May 2021 Viewed through a contemporary, secular lens, a community built around a charismatic founder and dedicated to the lionization of suffering and the annihilation of female selfhood doesn't seem blessed and ethereal. Michelle Goldberg, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 Feeling blessed and grateful to have grown up in the United States, Nick felt called to help. Paula Davis, Forbes, 18 May 2021 In my opinion, this woman was among the most blessed young people in world history. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 11 Apr. 2021 What Jim Hayden’s wife, then a teacher, remembers is the blessed normalcy with which that crystalline September morning began., 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, 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., 11 Mar. 2021

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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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8 Jul 2021

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“Blessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 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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