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

un·bless′ed·ness (-blĕs′ĭd-nĭs) n.
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1. deprived of blessing
2. unhallowed, cursed, or evil
3. unhappy or wretched
unblessedness n
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or un•blest


1. not given a blessing.
2. not sanctified or hallowed.
3. wicked; evil.
4. unhappy; wretched.
un•bless′ed•ness, n.
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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
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- how unblest not to know the wickedness of laughing at another's misfortune!"
No victory, No joy of triumph doth the faint heart know; Unblest is he That a bold front to Fortune dares not show, But soul and sense In bondage yieldeth up to indolence.
Then with expanded wings he stears his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky Air That felt unusual weight, till on dry Land He lights, if it were Land that ever burn'd With solid, as the Lake with liquid fire; And such appear'd in hue, as when the force Of subterranean wind transports a Hill Torn from PELORUS, or the shatter'd side Of thundring AETNA, whose combustible And fewel'd entrals thence conceiving Fire, Sublim'd with Mineral fury, aid the Winds, And leave a singed bottom all involv'd With stench and smoak: Such resting found the sole Of unblest feet.
2) Witness, thou Sun, such thought was never mine, Unblest, unfriended may I perish, If ever I such wish did cherish!
Gaslights flared in the shops with a haggard and unblest air, as knowing themselves to be night- creatures that had no business abroad under the sun; while the sun itself when it was for a few moments dimly indicated through circling eddies of fog, showed as if it had gone out and were collapsing flat and cold.
'I left him at it when I went to the continent; and on my return, at the year's end, I found him still a disconsolate bachelor - though, certainly, looking somewhat less like an unblest exile from the tomb than before.
32 And hath made me dutiful toward her who bore me, and hath not made me arrogant, unblest.
Unsanctified, unblest, or blighted marriages and/or families are curse-laden and bedeviled, emit the taste of hell on earth.
"In their character of a Chosen People, it is not for them to take thought of their unblest [sic] neighbors" (37), Veblen explains.
If she's in heaven, she's there unblest Because she hates a place of rest.
But then, on "We Are Unhappy," he matches the McCrarys' joyful noise with a chorus that goes, "Nothing is better, nothing is best, we are unhappy, we are unblest." On "Quail and Dumplings," starving mountain folk dream of the title delicacy, and the music promises their deliverance, but the listener suspects the feast will be neither in nor of this world.
home once more": "from scenes of destruction, from perils unblest; / Oh!