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.
Recent Examples on the Web The actor also felt blessed to have Cox as his wife. Alexandra Hurtado, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2022 Consider wastewater: a repelling reality of human existence with the blessed potential to warn public health officials of unexpected pathogens in the community—perhaps before cases present in doctors offices and emergency rooms. Erin Prater, Fortune, 12 Aug. 2022 Go ahead, try to find anyone in the world who didn’t feel blessed just to be in his presence. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 Routinely dispatched along the defensive front line to occupy two and three blockers and unclog lanes for linebackers, Seymour used a blessed blend of power and precision to get the job done. Jim Mcbride,, 6 Aug. 2022 They were clustered under a few trees in the blessed shade just beyond the Capitol’s east plaza on a morning that was already sweltering. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 As a blessed working actor, Hawkins landed a recurring role on Chicago Fire, due to return this fall as well. Yolanda Baruch, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Nations are rather like Jamilia, containing within them a certain spirit that, perhaps, can be sated for a time within a strong and blessed house, but not in a weak and coercive one. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 18 June 2022 And now from being on season one, and the anticipation [of what’s to come] … it’s a blessed space. Hilton Dresden, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2022 See More

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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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18 Sep 2022

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

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