Blessed vs. Blest

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  • Blessed (adjective)

    Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.

  • Blessed (adjective)

    A title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.

  • Blessed (adjective)

    Held in veneration; revered.

  • Blessed (adjective)

    Worthy of worship; holy.

  • Blessed (adjective)

    An intensifier; damned.

    “Not one blessed person offered to help me out.”

  • Blest (verb)

    archaic spelling of blessed|nodot=1: bless

  • Blessed (adjective)

    made holy; consecrated

    “the Blessed Sacrament”

  • Blessed (adjective)

    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”

  • Blessed (adjective)

    endowed with divine favour and protection

    “he felt blessed, fortunate to be in her company”

    “blessed are the meek”

  • Blessed (adjective)

    those who live with God in heaven.

  • Blessed (adjective)

    bringing pleasure or relief as a welcome contrast to what one has previously experienced

    “he half stumbled out of the room up to his bed and blessed, blessed sleep”

  • Blessed (adjective)

    used in mild expressions of annoyance or exasperation

    “he’ll want to go and see his blessed allotment”

  • Blest (adjective)

    archaic or literary term for blessed

Oxford Dictionary

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