Definition of blessed in English:

blessed

Pronunciation /ˈblɛsɪd//blɛst/

adjective

  • 1Made holy; consecrated.

    ‘the Blessed Sacrament’
    • ‘Let us look next at the sinless life of the blessed Son of God.’
    • ‘All the families of the earth will be blessed because of Abraham's Seed, the Lord Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘Gradually the call to preach ‘the glorious gospel of the blessed God, the gospel of the good news to lost sinners’, had been developing in Richard.’
    • ‘Through you, O blessed one, worthy mediator, may we complete the sacrifice!’
    • ‘Amid all the shrines, the libations and the blessed food, it was time to take my leave from the Venkateswara Temple in Helensburgh, New South Wales.’
    • ‘His death is the divine judgment on me and my sins which he, the blessed Lamb of God, took instead of me.’
    • ‘Almighty God, from the moment of our creation, we were blessed to be your chosen servants.’
    • ‘It is an example that has connotations of sacredness associated with the blessed tree.’
    • ‘A study of the seven-fold occurrence of ‘I am’ in John's Gospel will underline the deity of our blessed Lord.’
    • ‘May all Am Yisrael be blessed in the merit of the great deeds you are doing.’
    • ‘Such imitation in itself is a sin; performing it in a blessed night like the Night of Bara'ah makes it worse.’
    • ‘Surely, it immediately seems ironic they should want to marry, when it is a religious ceremony, being blessed under God.’
    • ‘During the service they prayed for God's blessings on their work and had their hands anointed with blessed oil.’
    • ‘Is this the marriage that is blessed or the marriage that is on the brink of destruction?’
    • ‘Upon hearing that I wanted to know more about Islam and to possibly convert, Mohamad invited me to a men's group where they talked about the Qur'an and the blessed prophet.’
    • ‘It is a blessed place for our worship, but worship is addressed to God alone.’
    • ‘Even the birthday of the Holy Prophet, which was the most happy day for the whole mankind, was never celebrated by the Holy Prophet himself, nor by his blessed companions.’
    • ‘Those who wash their robes are blessed and may enter the holy city via the gates; but ‘outside’ are the polluted and polluting.’
    • ‘Then the blessed Holy Spirit himself, and He, alone, will dominate, motivate, and control your life.’
    • ‘Another priceless advantage is that a large section of the community is thus enabled to devote itself to nightly worship in the blessed month of Ramadhân.’
    holy, hallowed, blest, consecrated, sanctified, dedicated, venerated, revered
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    1. 1.1 A title preceding the name of a dead person considered to have led a holy life, especially a person formally beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.
      ‘the Convent of the Blessed Agnes’
      • ‘The saintly qualities of Fr. Solanus compare with those of Blessed Mother Teresa, according to Fr. Benedict Groeschel.’
      • ‘Mahatma Gandhi and blessed Mother Teresa, great Indians of the last century, greatly contributed to build solidarity and freedom among Indian people.’
      • ‘One example of this truth is Blessed Damien de Vesteur.’
      holy, sacred, hallowed, consecrated, sanctified, divine, dedicated, venerated, revered, ordained, canonized, beatified
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    2. 1.2 Endowed with divine favour and protection.
      ‘blessed are the meek’
      • ‘Though we know we shall die, we are blessed to be ignorant of when or how we shall die.’
      • ‘Those men who are absorbed in devotion for Vishnu are blessed in the world.’
      • ‘We are blessed at Harvard in not having some imported windbag sound off to us in the Commencement exercises in the morning.’
      • ‘Fortunately, I was blessed to become a part of the great humanistic conversation at Princeton University.’
      • ‘We at CHAD were truly blessed to have had her in our lives, she was truly an inspiration to us.’
      • ‘I've also been blessed to be part of a church that nurtures faithful stewards.’
      • ‘As I said, we are blessed in ways but hardship in other ways, so.’
      • ‘I cannot think of another artist whose canvases convey so clearly quite what a blessed existence the painter believes he leads.’
      • ‘The good news for Gators fans is that the team is blessed at line-backer, with stalwarts such as Byron Hardmon, Mike Nattiel and Matt Farrior.’
      • ‘I was infinitely blessed to get it all, but that leaves me in my present predicament - yamless, on my toes, spinning as fast as I possibly can.’
      • ‘We, religious people, are blessed in many ways because much is provided just in the name of following Jesus.’
      • ‘Steve led an exciting, blessed life among famous people, all of whom held him in the highest regard.’
      • ‘May you be eternally blessed as a member of our people.’
      • ‘The Miles Davis rhythm section were busy men and Pepper was blessed to have such stellar players available for the one day, because the final product is excellent.’
      • ‘Regardless of these differences: I pray you will be blessed in your practise.’
      • ‘But I need to read more about how this concept can serve people who are in danger and are truly deprived of the basics which I am blessed to have.’
      • ‘Our church communities are blessed by the rich diversity of people that God has created as the body of Christ.’
      • ‘My sister is eight years younger than me, and did not have the Jewish education I was blessed to have had.’
      • ‘I, for one, am grateful - grateful that we have an army to safeguard our borders, and grateful that we are blessed to have so many heroes among us.’
      • ‘She didn't want to be reminded of how blessed her Father's marriage was.’
      favoured, fortunate, lucky, privileged, select, happy, joyful, joyous, blissful, glad, enviable
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    3. 1.3as plural noun Those who live with God in heaven.
  • 2informal Used in mild expressions of annoyance or exasperation.

    ‘he'll want to go and see his blessed allotment’
    • ‘My father is in a hospital in Florida out of his mind on pain-killers while awaiting surgery and there's not a blessed thing I can do except wait for the phone to ring.’
    • ‘Here at the launch site they were just a few dozen engineers and laborers in the deep wilderness, every blessed thing brought in piece by piece on balsa wood rafts.’
    • ‘My poor dog just kept looking at them and barking her blessed head off.’
    • ‘There was not a blessed thing I would change except the stop in Laughlin/Bullhead City.’
    • ‘And there's not a blessed thing wrong with that.’
    blasted, damn, flaming, precious, confounded, pestilential, rotten, wretched
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Pronunciation

blessed

/ˈblɛsɪd//blɛst/