Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deprived of a blessing.
  • adj. Unholy; evil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not blessed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not blest; excluded from benediction; hence, accursed; wretched.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as unblest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not provided with something desirable

Etymologies

un- +‎ blessed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So, we live in a perfect world: blessed people are happy and "unblessed" people are happily punished.

    Planet Atheism

  • Let me care for Hester in my own way so long as I do no sin and harm no one; and be you father to us, and bless us who else must go unblessed.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • In her second novel, the author has achieved an even more impressive goal, inspiring compassion for a character unblessed with Evelyn's immediate appeal…

    The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty: Book summary

  • “Celeste, you must have faith in me until I can further prove to you who I am, but it is not safe for you or your aunt that we tarry outside of an unblessed structure.”

    Surrender the Dark

  • Next day he pretends to perform an exorcism, but he cheats, using pig-Latin and unblessed water; and the elephant punishes him for it; or at any rate, for whatever reason, though usually a polite animal, it kicks him, though gently.

    The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago

  • The racist and elitist roots of gun control are never better depicted by Mayors Daley and Bloomberg strutting along with their security details while generally non-white and economically unblessed citizens make up the majority of the non-criminal bodycount.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “He Grabbed a Rifle, Held It Up, and Looked Right at Me.”

  • A life among the Vis Sestani might be better than any baby of hers would have in a village—especially if, like Aubry, her next child was born of an unblessed bed.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • The ranks of his men closed in orderly march and followed him, and the bruised and draggled survivors of Gwion's unblessed army took up their dead and straggled after, leaving the trampled and bloodied beach clear of all but the drovers and their cattle, and Cadwaladr alone, aloof from all men, stalking in a black, forbidding cloud of disgust and humiliation after his brother.

    His Disposition

  • His vows, yes, he declares himself recusant, he is absent and unblessed.

    A River So Long

  • Old Paddy, of unblessed memory, also said that "Chicago ain't ready for reform."

    Promises, Promises

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