blessed Definition

  • 1made holy by religious ceremony or divine grace
  • 2bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune

Using blessed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blessed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The priest blessed the water before baptizing the baby.

  • Example

    She felt blessed to have such a supportive family.

  • Example

    Winning the lottery was a blessed event for the struggling family.

blessed Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with blessed

  • a euphemism for childbirth


    We are expecting a blessed event in a few months.

  • a feeling of happiness or comfort after a difficult or unpleasant experience


    After weeks of stress, the vacation was a blessed relief.

  • having something that is considered special or desirable


    She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice.

Origins of blessed

from Old English 'blētsian', meaning 'to consecrate with blood'


Summary: blessed in Brief

The term 'blessed' [ˈblɛsɪd] can refer to being made holy through religious ceremony or divine grace, as well as bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune. Examples include 'The priest blessed the water before baptizing the baby,' and 'She felt blessed to have such a supportive family.' Phrases like 'blessed event' and 'blessed relief' denote childbirth and relief from difficulty, respectively. 'Blessed with' indicates having something special or desirable.

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