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blooming

Syllabification: bloom·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞omiNG
 
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Definition of blooming in English:

adjective

British informal
Used for emphasis or to express annoyance: I didn’t learn a blooming thing [as submodifier]: a blooming good read
More example sentences
  • I saw how the fine form of man was degraded and wasted; I beheld the corruption of death succeed to the blooming cheek of life; I saw how the worm inherited the wonders of the eye and brain.
  • After the arduous editing process, Lloyd himself ‘wasn't really in the best physical condition to turn round and start doing a blooming topical puppet show’.
  • There were rats, rats, as big as blooming cats, in the quartermaster's store.

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