Also found in: Thesaurus.


also un·blest  (ŭn-blĕst′)
1. Deprived of a blessing.
2. Unholy; evil.

un·bless′ed·ness (-blĕs′ĭd-nĭs) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. deprived of blessing
2. unhallowed, cursed, or evil
3. unhappy or wretched
unblessedness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


or un•blest


1. not given a blessing.
2. not sanctified or hallowed.
3. wicked; evil.
4. unhappy; wretched.
un•bless′ed•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unblessed - not provided with something desirableunblessed - not provided with something desirable; "a hovel unblessed with electricity or running water"
unendowed - not equipped or provided; "unendowed with genius"- J.L.Lowes
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Nazareth is forlorn; about that ford of Jordan where the hosts of Israel entered the Promised Land with songs of rejoicing, one finds only a squalid camp of fantastic Bedouins of the desert; Jericho the accursed, lies a moldering ruin, to-day, even as Joshua's miracle left it more than three thousand years ago; Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and their humiliation, have nothing about them now to remind one that they once knew the high honor of the Saviour's presence; the hallowed spot where the shepherds watched their flocks by night, and where the angels sang Peace on earth, good will to men, is untenanted by any living creature, and unblessed by any feature that is pleasant to the eye.
Or root or seedling there: For three long years the unblessed spot
It is a shameful and unblessed thing, to take the scum of people, and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country, to the discredit of the plantation.
Afterwards, he has no means to sacrifice the bull because he kills it for his unblessed wedding.
For three long years they will not sow Or root or seedling there: For three long years the unblessed spot Will sterile be and bare, And look upon the wondering sky With unreproachful stare.
Business communities of both the nations are of the belief that due to CPEC, agriculture sector will not remain unblessed of the mutual cooperation by transfer of technology (Tribune, An exhibition to promote Pakistan's agriculture, 2014).
Despite her relinquishment to "the nicest of weary sweet sleep," he paces, insomniac, and doses himself with whiskey before falling into "an unblessed slumber" (502).
The Supreme Leader pointed to the present conditions of the Muslim World, massacre, insecurity and bloody blasts in the region, and said, "One of the important issues is finding out about evil and unblessed source of today's problems of Muslim Ummah and the hidden hands that are promoting terrorism."
Nietzsche further comments on the revaluation: "It was the Jews who, with awe-inspiring consistency, dared to invert the aristocratic value-equation (good = noble = powerful = beautiful = happy = beloved of God) and to hang on to this inversion with their teeth, the teeth of the most abysmal hatred (the hatred of impotence), saying 'the wretched alone are the good; the poor, impotent, lowly alone are the good; the suffering, deprived, sick, ugly alone are pious, alone are blessed by God, blessedness is for them alone-and you, the powerful and noble, are on the contrary the evil, the cruel, the lustful, the insatiable, the godless to all eternity; and you shall be in all eternity the unblessed, the accursed, the damned!' ...
Lest the readers of the Lady's Monthly Museum miss the point, the gentleman farmer frets that, by aiming "far beyond a farmer or respectable tradesman" in their matrimonial ambitions, his daughters will discover that "the unblessed state of celibacy will be their doom." His realization that "each class has its proper boundaries" has come too late (67).
When those 60 minutes ended, I went back to being a Filipino growing up in Manila unblessed with the political muscle of the 1percent elite.