blooming

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

Definition of blooming

  1. 1 :  having blooms unfolding :  flowering a blooming rose a blooming cherry tree

  2. 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. 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


First Known Use: 1592


BLOOMING Defined for English Language Learners

blooming

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

Definition of blooming for English Language Learners

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



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