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blessed

Syllabification: bless·ed
Pronunciation: /blest
 
, ˈblesid
 
/

Definition of blessed in English:

adjective

1Made holy; consecrated.
Example sentences
  • Then the blessed Holy Spirit himself, and He, alone, will dominate, motivate, and control your life.
  • It is an example that has connotations of sacredness associated with the blessed tree.
  • Let us look next at the sinless life of the blessed Son of God.
1.1A title preceding the name of a dead person considered to have led a holy life, especially a person formally beatified by the Roman Catholic Church: the Convent of the Blessed Agnes
More example sentences
  • One example of this truth is Blessed Damien de Vesteur.
  • The saintly qualities of Fr. Solanus compare with those of Blessed Mother Teresa, according to Fr. Benedict Groeschel.
  • Mahatma Gandhi and blessed Mother Teresa, great Indians of the last century, greatly contributed to build solidarity and freedom among Indian people.
Synonyms
holy, sacred, hallowed, consecrated, sanctified;
ordained, canonized, beatified
1.2Used respectfully in reference to a dead person: a gracious lady of blessed memory
More example sentences
  • In fact, Waldroup sounds a just little like Bernard Kerik, of blessed memory, doesn't he?
  • I was married to the late Malam Usman Ismiana of blessed memory, who worked with the Kuwaiti embassy in Sudan for nine years before he died.
  • AT 5 feet 11 inches and 18 stones, Bruce Douglas was one of Bill McLaren's solid citizens of blessed memory.
1.3Endowed with divine favor and protection: blessed are the meek
More example sentences
  • We, religious people, are blessed in many ways because much is provided just in the name of following Jesus.
  • Those men who are absorbed in devotion for Vishnu are blessed in the world.
  • Regardless of these differences: I pray you will be blessed in your practise.
Synonyms
favored, fortunate, lucky, privileged, enviable, happy
1.4Bringing pleasure or relief as a welcome contrast to what one has previously experienced: he half stumbled out of the room up to his bed and blessed, blessed sleep
More example sentences
  • More often than not in my life, the onset of colder weather brought blessed relief for me.
  • I'd like to, I really would, but then I'd have to take a Brillo pad to my eyes to scour the sight from them and bring blessed relief.
  • Sometimes sitting on the porch, summer breeze wafting through, lazy sunshine bringing blessed sleep, the scent of perfume finds me.
1.5 (blessed with) Endowed with (a particular quality or attribute): a beautiful city, steeped in history and blessed with huge sandy beaches
More example sentences
  • Adlington has been blessed with quality Indian restaurants over the years.
  • Each one of us has been blessed with creative potential and endowed with free will.
  • Some teenagers appear to have been blessed with very special abilities or attributes.
2 informal Used in mild expressions of annoyance or exasperation: there wasn’t a blessed thing anybody could have done
More example sentences
  • Here at the launch site they were just a few dozen engineers and laborers in the deep wilderness, every blessed thing brought in piece by piece on balsa wood rafts.
  • My father is in a hospital in Florida out of his mind on pain-killers while awaiting surgery and there's not a blessed thing I can do except wait for the phone to ring.
  • There was not a blessed thing I would change except the stop in Laughlin/Bullhead City.

plural noun

(the Blessed /ˈblesid/) Back to top  
Those who live with God in heaven.

Derivatives

blessedly

1
Pronunciation: /ˈblesidlē
 
/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I love the Shower Cleaner because it's so blessedly hands-off - you don't have to scrub, just spritz and rinse.
  • Your routine each day will be blessedly simple: Wake up; stuff yourself with pancakes, eggs, and bacon; ride the park trail of your choice; then go on a hike to burn off the grub.
  • I haven't had this particular childhood-conjuring treat in years, living as I have been in the blessedly canned-noodle-and-tomato-sauce-free wastelands of Asia.

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