Adjective: blessed blest or ble-sid
- Highly favoured or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
"the blessed assurance of a steady income"; "our blessed land";
- Expletive used informally as an intensifier
"not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing";
- blasted, blame [N. Amer], blamed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal, dashed [Brit], doggone [N. Amer]
- (Roman Catholicism) proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
"On Sunday, the martyr will be blessed by the Vatican";
- Enjoying the bliss of heaven
- Characterized by happiness and good fortune
"a blessed time"
Verb: bless bles
- Worthy of worship
"the Blessed Trinity"
- Give a benediction to
"The dying man blessed his son"
- Confer prosperity or happiness on
- Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
- Render holy by means of religious rites
- consecrate, hallow, sanctify
See also: cursed, curst, fortunate, golden, happy, holy, saved
Type of: arouse, bestow, bring up, call down, call forth, confer, conjure, conjure up, declare, evoke, gesticulate, gesture, invoke, motion, pronounce, put forward, raise, stir
Antonym: curse, cursed
Encyclopedia: Blessed Bless