- consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament.
- worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity.
- divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
- blissfully happy or contented.
- Roman Catholic Church. beatified.
- bringing happiness and thankfulness: the blessed assurance of a steady income.
- Informal. damned: I'm blessed if I know.
- Informal. (used as an intensifier): every blessed cent.
Origin of blessed
Examples from the Web for blessedly
But then, blessedly, the next scene has them whipping out their dongs and painting with them.In Praise of ‘Dating Naked’ and the Glorious Rise of Butts on Reality TV
July 17, 2014
Lines that should cause us to do a spit-take they are so blessedly insane, but instead actually almost move us to tears.The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet
April 18, 2014
Like many of us, he tormented his blessedly understanding parents with his playtime career choice as architect.The Michelangelo of Lego Who Quit Law to Play With Toys
February 7, 2014
American Idol premiered Wednesday night and, blessedly, the veteran reality circus seems to have ditched the clown show.'American Idol' Premiere Review: The Clown Show Is Back and We Love It
January 16, 2014
In general, they are blessedly unclear on the concept of individualism.Better Than Reaching The Mountaintop
May 31, 2012
It was not a prolonged attack, and it was, blessedly, the last one.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
My opinion, you must remember, is of blessedly little importance.The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World</p>
How blessedly happy Joanie and the children were yesterday at the Thwaite!Hortus Inclusus
You might so easily have misunderstood, and you are so blessedly understanding.The Call of the Blood</p>
Robert Smythe Hichens
And how blessedly He did lead me on and provide for me I can never, never tell.A Retrospect
James Hudson Taylor
- made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
- worthy of deep reverence or respect
- RC Church (of a person) beatified by the pope
- characterized by happiness or good fortunea blessed time
- bringing great happiness or good fortune
- a euphemistic word for damned I'm blessed if I know
- the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
Word Origin and History for blessedly
late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), past participle adjective from bless (v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806. Related: Blessedly; blessedness.