blessed

See also: blessèd and Blessed

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Adjective
  • enPR: blĕsʹĭd, blĕst, IPA(key): /ˈblɛsɪd/, /blɛst/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪd, -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: bless‧ed
Verb

AdjectiveEdit

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) An intensifier; damned.
    Not one blessed person offered to help me out.

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VerbEdit

blessed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bless


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