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
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for well-blessed (1 of 2)

well-blessed


adjective (well blessed when postpositive)

having been generously endowed with a talent, beauty, etc

British Dictionary definitions for well-blessed (2 of 2)

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 well-blessed

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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