blooming


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bloom·ing

 (blo͞o′mĭng)
adv. & adj. Chiefly British Slang
Used as an intensive: a blooming hot day; a blooming idiot.

[Probably a euphemism for bloody.]

blooming

(ˈbluːmɪŋ)
adv, adj
informal Brit (intensifier): a blooming genius; blooming painful.
[C19: euphemistic for bloody]

bloom•ing

(ˈblu mɪŋ)

adj.
1. flowering; blossoming.
2. glowing, as with vigor.
3. prospering.
4. Chiefly Brit. (used as an intensifier.)
[1350–1400; as intensifier, a euphemism for bloody]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blooming - the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Adj.1.blooming - informal intensifiersblooming - informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
unmitigated - not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier; "unmitigated suffering"; "an unmitigated horror"; "an unmitigated lie"

blooming

adjective
1. (Informal) damned, bloody (slang, chiefly Brit.) (slang), flaming (informal), fucking (offensive taboo slang), bleeding (Brit. slang), freaking (slang, chiefly U.S.), rotten, blinking (informal), confounded, ruddy (informal, chiefly Brit.), infernal, deuced (Brit. informal), wretched, frigging (taboo slang) It's a blooming nuisance because it frightens my dog to death.
2. glowing, great, fine, fantastic, radiant She's in blooming health.

blooming

adjective
1. Bright and clear in complexion; not dull or faded:
2. Of a healthy reddish color:
4. Chiefly British. So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: ruddy.
Translations

blooming

[ˈbluːmɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. [tree] → floreciente, en flor
2. (fig) (= flourishing) → radiante
to be blooming with health; be in blooming healthestar rebosante de or rebosar salud
3. (Brit) the blooming car wouldn't startel maldito coche no arrancaba
get that blooming thing out of the way!¡quita eso de ahí, hombre!
B. ADV (Brit) I think it's blooming marvellousa mí me parece genial
we had to lift this blooming great boxtuvimos que levantar un pedazo de caja enorme or una caja de agárrate y no te menees

blooming

[ˈbluːmɪŋ] adj
this blooming ... → ce fichu ..., ce sacré ...

blooming

prp of bloom
adj (inf)verflixt (inf); it was there all the blooming timeverflixt, das war schon die ganze Zeit da! (inf)
advverflixt (inf)

blooming

[ˈbluːmɪŋ] adj (fam) → dannato/a, maledetto/a
this blooming ... → questo dannato ...
References in classic literature ?
It seemed quite fairylike to Jo, as she went up and down the walks, enjoying the blooming walls on either side, the soft light, the damp sweet air, and the wonderful vines and trees that hung about her, while her new friend cut the finest flowers till his hands were full.
Within a week all the blooming roads had been despoiled, hundreds of miles of yellow sunflowers had been transformed into brown, rattling, burry stalks.
He had parted from them worn with care, and jaded with fatigue; he now saw them refreshed and blooming, though timid and anxious.
She stole softly into the hall, and, herself invisible, gazed through the dusty side-lights of the portal at the young, blooming, and very cheerful face which presented itself for admittance into the gloomy old mansion.
It was held to be the best possible measure for the young clergyman's welfare; unless, indeed, as often urged by such as felt authorised to do so, he had selected some one of the many blooming damsels, spiritually devoted to him, to become his devoted wife.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
The door here opened, and a little short, round, pin-cushiony woman stood at the door, with a cheery, blooming face, like a ripe apple.
I judged that a sharp, bright new nickel, with a first-rate like- ness of the king on one side of it and Guenever on the other, and a blooming pious motto, would take the tuck out of scrofula as handy as a nobler coin and please the scrofulous fancy more; and I was right.
Now a troop of servants brought pots and tubs of blooming plants and formed them into a beautiful jungle about the door and the base of the staircase.
On this Friday she buried her face in the blooming geraniums on Miss Maxwell's plant-stand, selected Romola from one of the bookcases, and sank into a seat by the window with a sigh of infinite content, She glanced at the clock now and then, remembering the day on which she had been so immersed in David Copperfield that the Riverboro train had no place in her mind.
hardly could I believe the melancholy and sickly figure before me, to be the remains of the lovely, blooming, healthful girl, on whom I had once doted.

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