preblooming

blooming

[bloo-ming]
adjective
1.
in bloom; flowering; blossoming.
2.
glowing, as with youthful vigor and freshness: blooming cheeks.
3.
flourishing; prospering: a blooming business.
4.
Chiefly British Slang. (used as an intensifier): He's got his blooming nerve.
adverb
5.
Chiefly British Slang. (used as an intensifier): not blooming likely.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see bloom1, -ing2; as intensifier, a euphemism for bloody, by phonetic similarity

bloomingly, adverb
bloomingness, noun
nonblooming, adjective, noun
preblooming, adjective
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blooming (ˈbluːmɪŋ)
 
adv, —adj
informal (Brit) (intensifier): a blooming genius; blooming painful
 
[C19: euphemistic for bloody]

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blooming
late 14c., prp. adj. from bloom. Meaning "full-blown" (often a euphemism for bloody) is attested from 1882.
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