blessed

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See also: blessèd and Blessed

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Adjective
  • enPR: blĕsʹĭd, IPA(key): /ˈblɛsɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪd
  • Hyphenation: bless‧ed
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Adjective[edit]

blessed (comparative more blessed, superlative most blessed)

  1. Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) A title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.
  3. Held in veneration; revered.
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 6:
      ‘My blessed Public must have a pretty girl’s face. Romance isn’t romance, adventure is as dull as dishwater...to my Public...unless, every so often, a face to sink a thousand ships, or is it saps? shows up.’
  4. Worthy of worship; holy.
  5. (informal, euphemistic) damned (as an intensifier or vehement denial)
    Not one blessed person offered to help me out.
    I'm blessed if I'm going to drive all that way at this time of night.

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blessed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bless

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blessed

  1. simple past tense of bless
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Blessed yarth amang meyen.
      Blessed art thou amongst women.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 133