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bless·ed

 (blĕs′ĭd) also blest (blĕst)
adj.
1.
a. Worthy of worship; holy.
b. Held in veneration; revered.
2. Blessed Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the name of one who has been beatified.
3. Bringing happiness, pleasure, or contentment.
4. blessed Used as an intensive: I don't have a blessed dime.

bless′ed·ly adv.
bless′ed·ness n.

blessed

(ˈblɛsɪd; blɛst)
adj
1. made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
2. worthy of deep reverence or respect
3. (Roman Catholic Church) 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.
n
(Roman Catholic Church) the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
ˈblessedly adv
ˈblessedness n

bless•ed

(ˈblɛs ɪd; esp. for 3,7 blɛst)

adj.
1. consecrated; sacred; sanctified.
2. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity.
3. favored; fortunate: blessed with common sense.
4. blissfully happy.
5. beatified.
6. bringing happiness and thankfulness: the blessed assurance of a steady income.
7. (used as an intensifier): every blessed cent.
[1125–75]
bless′ed•ly, adv.
bless′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blessed - highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)blessed - highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); "our blessed land"; "the blessed assurance of a steady income"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
2.blessed - worthy of worshipBlessed - worthy of worship; "the Blessed Trinity"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
3.blessed - expletives used informally as intensifiersblessed - expletives used informally as intensifiers; "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"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
4.blessed - Roman Catholicblessed - Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
5.blessed - enjoying the bliss of heavenblessed - enjoying the bliss of heaven  
saved - rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul"
6.blessed - characterized by happiness and good fortuneblessed - characterized by happiness and good fortune; "a blessed time"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"

blessed

adjective
1. endowed, supplied, granted, favoured, lucky, fortunate, furnished, bestowed, jammy (Brit. slang) He's the son of a doctor, and well blessed with money.
2. happy, contented, glad, merry, heartening, joyous, joyful, blissful The birth of a healthy baby is a truly blessed event.
3. holy, sacred, divine, adored, revered, hallowed, sanctified, beatified After the ceremony, they were declared 'blessed'.
4. damned, bloody, freaking (slang, chiefly U.S.), confounded, goddamn No-one knows a blessed thing.
5. welcome, wanted, pleasing, appreciated, pleasant, refreshing, delightful, gratifying, pleasurable, gladly received The lifts will be a blessed relief.
Quotations
"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."
"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" Bible: St Matthew

blessed

adjective
1. Regarded with particular reverence or respect:
2. So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations
مُبارَك
svatý
áldott
blessaîur

blessed

[ˈblesɪd]
A. ADJ
1. (Rel) (= holy) → bendito, santo; (= beatified) → beato
the Blessed Virginla Santísima Virgen
the Blessed Sacramentel Santísimo Sacramento
blessed be Thy Namebendito sea Tu Nombre
of blessed memoryque Dios lo/la tenga en su gloria
2. (liter) (= joyous) → feliz, maravilloso
a day of blessed calmun día de bendita tranquilidad
3. (Brit) (= wretched) → santo, dichoso
the whole blessed daytodo el santo día
where's that blessed book?¿dónde está ese dichoso libro?
we didn't find a blessed thingno encontramos nada de nada
B. NPL the Blessedlos bienaventurados

blessed

[ˈblɛsɪd ˈblɛst] adj
(= holy) [sacrament, Virgin] → saint(e)
(= happy) [relief, release] → bienheureux/euse
(= damn) → fichu(e)
It rains every blessed day
BUT Il ne se passe pas un jour sans qu'il ne pleuve.

blessed

adj
(Rel) → heilig; the Blessed Xder selige X; blessed be God!gepriesen sei Gott!; of blessed memoryseligen Angedenkens
(= fortunate)selig; blessed are the pure in heart (Bibl) → selig sind, die reinen Herzens sind
(liter, = giving joy) → willkommen
(euph inf: = cursed) → verflixt (inf); I couldn’t remember a blessed thingich konnte mich an rein gar nichts mehr erinnern (inf); the whole blessed dayden lieben langen Tag (inf); every blessed eveningaber auch JEDEN Abend
advverflixt (inf); he’s too blessed lazyer ist einfach zu faul
n the Blessed, the Blestdie Seligen pl

blessed

[ˈblɛsɪd] adj
a. (Rel) (holy) → benedetto/a; (happy) → beato/a
Blessed Margaret Sinclair → Beata Margaret Sinclair
b. (fam) → benedetto/a
every blessed day → tutti i santi giorni
where's that blessed book? → dov'è quel benedetto libro?

bless

(bles) past tense blessed: past participles blessed ~blest
– to ask God to show favour to. Bless this ship.
blessed (ˈblesid) adjective
holy. the Blessed Virgin.
ˈblessedly (-sid-) adverb
ˈblessedness (-sid-) noun
ˈblessing noun
1. a wish or prayer for happiness or success. The priest gave them his blessing.
2. any cause of happiness. Her son was a great blessing to her.
3. a prayer of thanks to God before and/or after a meal.
a blessing in disguise
something that has proved to be fortunate after seeming unfortunate.
References in classic literature ?
So I come, master, and the people say to me: 'A great blessing has been revealed, holy oil trickles from the cheeks of our blessed Mother, the Holy Virgin Mother of God'.
Such a brightness on the face like the light of heaven, and from the blessed Mother's cheek it drops and drops.
Whether he admonished people, or simply blessed them, or prayed for the sick, or advised people about their lives, or listened to expressions of gratitude from those he had helped by precepts, or alms, or healing (as they assured him)--he could not help being pleased at it, and could not be indifferent to the results of his activity and to the influence he exerted.
He looked with weary and melancholy eyes at the bride and bridegroom, sighed, and putting his right hand out from his vestment, blessed the bridegroom with it, and also with a shade of solicitous tenderness laid the crossed fingers on the bowed head of Kitty.
Through you, O queen, men are blessed in their children and blessed in their harvests, and to you it belongs to give means of life to mortal men and to take it away.
There don't seem ter be a minute in the day that Miss Polly ain't jest hangin' 'round waitin' ter do somethin' for that blessed lamb if 'tain't more than ter let in the cat--an' her what wouldn't let Fluff nor Buff up-stairs for love nor money a week ago; an' now she lets 'em tumble all over the bed jest 'cause it pleases Miss Pollyanna!
An' when she ain't doin' nothin' else, she's movin' them little glass danglers 'round ter diff'rent winders in the room so the sun'll make the 'rainbows dance,' as that blessed child calls it.
So we hitched up and I drove him to a doctor in Charlottetown, thirty-five miles--there weren't none nearer in them days--with that blessed hook still hanging from his nose.
Henry was asking me today if I remembered the time old Father Chiniquy blessed Alexander MacAllister's boat.
Allworthy looked shocked, and blessed himself; and then, turning to Mrs Miller, he cried, "Well, madam, what say you now?
I know not the happiness of the receiver; and oft have I dreamt that stealing must be more blessed than receiving.
In spirit; blessed are the poor in spirit, for they -- they --"