Definition of blasted in US English:



  • 1informal attributive Used to express annoyance.

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

    ‘an area of blasted trees’
    • ‘Exploring the island by minibus, he finds a blasted landscape of rock and dust and minimal vegetation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.

    ‘the waiter kept bringing us free cocktails; so I got really blasted’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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