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BLESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Blessed mean? 

BLESSED (adjective)
  The adjective BLESSED has 7 senses:

1. highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
2. worthy of worship
3. expletives used informally as intensifiers
4. Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
5. enjoying the bliss of heaven
6. characterized by happiness and good fortune
7. having good fortune bestowed or conferred upon; sometimes used as in combination

  Familiarity information: BLESSED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLESSED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)

Synonyms:

blessed; blest

Context examples:

our blessed land / the blessed assurance of a steady income

Similar:

favored; fortunate; golden (supremely favored or fortunate)

glorious (bringing great happiness and thankfulness)

Antonym:

cursed (deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier)


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Meaning:

Worthy of worship

Context example:

the Blessed Trinity

Similar:

holy (belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power)


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Meaning:

Expletives used informally as intensifiers

Synonyms:

blame; goddam; deuced; darned; damned; blasted; blamed; goddamned; damn; goddamn; infernal; blessed

Context examples:

he's a blasted idiot / it's a blamed shame / a blame cold winter / not a blessed dime / I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing / he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool / a deuced idiot / an infernal nuisance

Similar:

cursed; curst (deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier)


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Meaning:

Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration

Synonyms:

beatified; blessed

Similar:

holy (belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power)


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Meaning:

Enjoying the bliss of heaven

Similar:

saved (rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin)


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Meaning:

Characterized by happiness and good fortune

Context example:

a blessed time

Similar:

happy (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune)


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Meaning:

Having good fortune bestowed or conferred upon; sometimes used as in combination

Synonyms:

endued with; blessed with; blessed

Context examples:

blessed with a strong healthy body / a nation blessed with peace / a peace-blessed era

Similar:

endowed (provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature))


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree." (English proverb)

"One finger cannot lift a pebble." (Native American proverb, Hopi)

"If you hear a person talking good about things that aren't in you, don't be sure that he wouldn't also say bad things about things that aren't in you." (Arabic proverb)

"With friends like these, who needs enemies?" (Croatian proverb)

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