blessed

[ bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest ]
/ ˈblɛs ɪd; especially for 3, 7 blɛst /

adjective

Also blest.

Origin of blessed

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at bless, -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for blessedness

blessed

/ (ˈblɛsɪd, blɛst) /

adjective

noun

the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
Derived Formsblessedly, adverbblessedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blessedness

blessed


adj.

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.

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