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blessed

[bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest] /ˈblɛs ɪd; especially for 3, 7 blɛst/
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
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see bless, -ed2
Related forms
blessedly, adverb
blessedness, noun
superblessed, adjective
superblessedness, noun
well-blessed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well blessed

blessed

/ˈblɛsɪd; blɛst/
adjective
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
noun
7.
(Christianity) the blessed, the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
Derived Forms
blessedly, adverb
blessedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well blessed

blessed

adj.

late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), past participle adjective from bless (v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806. Related: Blessedly; blessedness.

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