blessed

[bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest]
adjective
  1. consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified: the Blessed Sacrament.
  2. worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship: the Blessed Trinity.
  3. divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
  4. blissfully happy or contented.
  5. Roman Catholic Church. beatified.
  6. bringing happiness and thankfulness: the blessed assurance of a steady income.
  7. Informal. damned: I'm blessed if I know.
  8. Informal. (used as an intensifier): every blessed cent.
Also blest.

Origin of blessed

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at bless, -ed2
Related formsbless·ed·ly, adverbbless·ed·ness, nounsu·per·blessed, adjectivesu·per·bless·ed·ness, nounwell-blessed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-blessed

well-blessed

adjective (well blessed when postpositive)
  1. having been generously endowed with a talent, beauty, etc

blessed

adjective
  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 fortunea blessed time
  5. bringing great happiness or good fortune
  6. a euphemistic word for damned I'm blessed if I know
noun
  1. 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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