[bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest]
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.
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Origin of blessed
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adjective (well blessed when postpositive)
having been generously endowed with a talent, beauty, etc
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper