blooming

adjective or adverb bloom·ing \ ˈblü-mən , -miŋ \

Definition of blooming

1 :having blooms unfolding :flowering
  • a blooming rose
  • a blooming cherry tree
2 :thriving in health, beauty, and vigor :exhibiting the freshness and beauties of youth or health
  • … ever since she was a blooming lass of twenty.
  • —George Eliot
  • … a smart, pretty girl of nineteen, with … a round face, bright, blooming cheeks, glossy, clustering curls, and little merry brown eyes.
  • —Anne Brontë
3 informal, chiefly British used as a generalized intensive
  • a blooming fool
  • He's a blooming busybody: that's what he is.
  • —George Bernard Shaw

Origin and Etymology of blooming

probably euphemism for bloody


BLOOMING Defined for English Language Learners

blooming

adjective

Definition of blooming for English Language Learners

  • —used to make an angry or critical statement more forceful



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