The state or condition of being blessed, holy.

Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood

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  • Blessedness — Bless ed*ness, n. The state of being blessed; happiness; felicity; bliss; heavenly joys; the favor of God. [1913 Webster] The assurance of a future blessedness. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] {Single blessedness}, the unmarried state. Grows, lives,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blessedness — beatitude, bliss, *happiness, felicity Analogous words: enjoyment, fruition, joy, *pleasure Antonyms: misery, dolor Contrasted words: suffering, *distress, agony: woe, anguish, *sorrow, grief …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • blessedness — Paul argues that ‘David’ (meaning Ps. 32:1–2) speaks of the blessedness (‘happiness’, REB) of those to whom God reckons righteousness (Rom. 4:6) independently of their observance of the Law. It was a typical method of the rabbis to support a… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • blessedness — blessed ► ADJECTIVE 1) made holy. 2) granted God s favour and protection. 3) bringing welcome pleasure or relief: blessed sleep. 4) informal used in mild expressions of exasperation. DERIVATIVES blessedly adverb blessedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • blessedness — n. 1 happiness. 2 the enjoyment of divine favour. Phrases and idioms: single blessedness joc. the state of being unmarried (perversion of Shakesp. Midsummer Night s Dream I. i. 78) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blessedness — noun see blessed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blessedness — See blessedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • blessedness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of being holy or sacred: holiness, sacredness, sacrosanctity, sanctity. See RELIGION. 2. A condition of supreme well being and good spirits: beatitude, bliss, cheer, cheerfulness, felicity, gladness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • blessedness — bless·ed·ness || blesɪdnɪs n. happiness, felicity, good fortune …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blessedness — n. Bliss, blissfulness, happiness, felicity, beatitude, joy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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