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Adjective: blessed  blest or ble-sid
  1. 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, informal], doggone [N. Amer, informal]
  2. (Roman Catholicism) proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
    "On Sunday, the martyr will be blessed by the Vatican";
    - beatified
  3. Enjoying the bliss of heaven
  4. Characterized by happiness and good fortune
    "a blessed time"
  5. Highly favoured or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
    "the blessed assurance of a steady income"; "our blessed land";
    - blest
Adjective: Blessed
  1. Worthy of worship
    "the Blessed Trinity"
Verb: bless  bles
  1. Give a benediction to
    "The dying man blessed his son"
  2. Confer prosperity or happiness on
  3. Make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
    - sign
  4. 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: beshrew [archaic], curst, desecrate

Encyclopedia: Blessed, Brian