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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blessed (comparative more blessed, superlative most blessed)

  1. Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
    • 1611, King James Bible, Matthew 5:5
      Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  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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