blessedly

blessed

[bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest]
adjective
1.
consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament.
2.
worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity.
3.
divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
4.
blissfully happy or contented.
5.
Roman Catholic Church, beatified.
6.
bringing happiness and thankfulness: the blessed assurance of a steady income.
7.
Informal. damned: I'm blessed if I know.
8.
Informal. (used as an intensifier): every blessed cent.
Also, blest.


Origin:
1125–75; Middle English; see bless, -ed2

blessedly, adverb
blessedness, noun
superblessed, adjective
superblessedness, noun
well-blessed, adjective
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blessed (ˈblɛsɪd, blɛst)
 
adj
1.  made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
2.  worthy of deep reverence or respect
3.  RC Church (of a person) beatified by the pope
4.  characterized by happiness or good fortune: a blessed time
5.  bringing great happiness or good fortune
6.  a euphemistic word for damned : I'm blessed if I know
 
n
7.  Christianity the blessed the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
 
'blessedly
 
adv
 
'blessedness
 
n

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blessed
late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), pp. adj. from bless (q.v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806.
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