Definition of blasted in English:



  • 1informal [attributive] Used to express annoyance.

    ‘make your own blasted coffee!’
    • ‘The sleeves would ride up your arms when you swung, the shoulders were too tight, and we wound up taking the blasted things off when we had a shot that really mattered.’
    • ‘I completely wasted my entire day in unproductive activity and left the blasted room hours later seething with frustration and disgust.’
    • ‘Twenty-five minutes later we were still on that blasted bus.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, they didn't seem to be missing me badly enough to just let me win the blasted game.’
    • ‘Everyone is suffering from this blasted cold thanks to him!’
    • ‘But we never get to appreciate that, because the blasted music never stops!’
    • ‘He winced as he reached for the bar of soap, cursing the blasted hot water tank that never seemed to actually spit out hot water.’
    • ‘Bury yourself in some textbooks until the whole blasted thing blows over.’
    • ‘He won't be able to fight with it, let alone carry the blasted thing up a mountain!’
    • ‘The blasted thing would not stop ringing.’
    • ‘The blasted sheep had simply stormed into the house to have a good look round.’
    • ‘Like us, they wait for this blasted winter to be over.’
    • ‘They prevented Scotland from reaching last summer's World Cup because of a blasted last-minute goal at Hampden.’
    • ‘Either we pick up a fair fee for our trouble, or we get rid of those blasted opinion pollsters.’
    • ‘He could do without this blasted Battle of Britain.’
    • ‘Some brat even threw a rotten apple core at me and sped away in his blasted tricycle contraption before I could catch him.’
    • ‘All in all we must have wasted about fifty gallons of water and never did succeed in getting the blasted thing to run.’
    • ‘There are the idiots on the council who've brought us to our knees with those blasted parking fees!’
    • ‘That blasted song from the musical is on a continuous loop in my brain.’
    • ‘Later that morning I brought the blasted computer into one of the two public lounges, settled into a plush chair and tried to concentrate.’
    damned, damn, blessed, flaming, precious, confounded, pestilential, rotten, wretched
    flipping, blinking, blooming, blimming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffing
    bally, ruddy, deuced
    fucking, frigging
    cursed, accursed, damnable
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  • 2literary [attributive] Withered or blighted; laid waste.

    ‘a blasted heath’
    ‘an area of blasted trees’
    • ‘His smoky shots of blasted earth and gnashing machinery, spraying explosions and blackened pits create an oppressively alien landscape hostile to man and woman alike.’
    • ‘Exploring the island by minibus, he finds a blasted landscape of rock and dust and minimal vegetation.’
    • ‘Films and photographs of the time show ‘pitiful streams of helpless civilians trekking through a blasted landscape of broken cities and barren fields’.’
    • ‘It does look like a nuclear bomb has hit - kilometres of blasted earth, with just a few shells of houses and the odd palm tree left standing amongst the wasteland.’
    • ‘Driven mad, he wanders the blasted heath as his rivals watch the clan destroy itself.’
  • 3informal [predicative] Drunk.

    ‘I got really blasted’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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