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[ bles-id; blest ]


  1. Sometimes Blessed. consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified:

    the blessed bond of matrimony.

  2. Sometimes Blessed. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship:

    Buddha, the Blessed One.

  3. divinely or happily favored; fortunate to have, do, or experience something: often used in a lighthearted way or to avoid sounding boastful:

    We’ve been blessed with excellent health.

    You’re blessed to have such a supportive family.

    Look at the great handbag I found online for next to nothing—I’m so blessed!

  4. blissfully happy or contented.
  5. Roman Catholic Church. beatified ( def 1 ).
  6. bringing happiness and thankfulness:

    How exciting that you’re expecting—when is the blessed event supposed to happen?

    The steady income gave them a blessed sense of security.

  7. Informal. damned:

    I'm blessed if I know.

  8. Informal. (used as an intensifier):

    That lawyer was worth every blessed cent we paid him.


  1. the blessed, those who have died and are believed to be experiencing happiness or bliss in heaven:

    Our beloved sister is now among the blessed.


  1. a simple past tense and past participle of bless.


/ blɛst; ˈblɛsɪd /


  1. made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
  2. worthy of deep reverence or respect
  3. 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


  1. the blessed
    Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
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Derived Forms

  • ˈblessedness, noun
  • ˈblessedly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • bless·ed·ly adverb
  • bless·ed·ness noun
  • su·per·blessed adjective
  • su·per·bless·ed·ness noun
  • well-blessed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of blessed1

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English; bless + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

My blessed mother had even packed a gargantuan Tony’s Caramel chocolate bar, six ounces and six inches of total sugar pleasure.

I felt incredibly lucky, blessed, and privileged, given what my lawyer had conveyed to me would be the likeliest outcome.

I don’t always realize how blessed I’ve been to work with a drummer like that for 40 years.

I feel blessed to have the joy of being able to develop what I do with love and at the same time receive the support of those who follow me.

I don’t see any limits, so I’m just blessed to be doing what I’m doing right now, and I’m always excited about the next day.

From Ozy

They are impressive animals, solitary hunters blessed with incredible power and athleticism.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

All Cohen needed to do was add “of blessed memory” after each political casualty was mentioned.

I realized that every day we are blessed with so much and I wanted to give back in some way.

I had come to terms with death then, and I feel so blessed every day that I am still alive.

The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."

My schooling was shocking but, as a blessed compensation, my college stage was rather exceptionally good.

And this went on during the whole of the time this country was blessed with Cromwell and a Republican Government.

This man had often escaped drowning, and only recently upon the blessed day of last Pentecost.

To travelers blessed with golden sunshine, the Rhine may wear a grander, nobler aspect, and to such I leave it.





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