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- enPR: blĕsʹĭd, IPA(key): /ˈblɛsɪd/, /blɛst/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛsɪd
- Hyphenation: bless‧ed
- Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
- (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.
- Held in veneration; revered.
- Worthy of worship; holy.
- Elect or saved after death; hence (euphemistic) dead.
- (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.
- (having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing): condemned, cursed, damned
- (revered): contemned, despised, scorned
- (holy): profane, unhallowed, unholy
having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing
In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person
worthy of worship; holy
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- simple past tense of
- 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
- Blessed yarth amang meyen.
- Blessed art thou amongst women.
- 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 56