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Blasted vs. Blooming

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Blastedverb

simple past tense and past participle of blast

Bloomingadjective

Opening in blossoms; flowering.

Blastedadjective

Subjected to an explosion.

‘The remains of the blasted tank were testament to the power of the landmine it had hit.’;

Bloomingadjective

Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor, vigour; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.

Blastedadjective

Subjected to violent gusts of wind.

Bloomingadjective

bloody; bleeding; extremely.

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Blastedadjective

(colloquial) Accursed; damned.

‘I've tried for 2 hours to make this blasted part fit, and it still won’t go in.’;

Bloomingadverb

Bloody; bleeding; extremely.

‘My train's late again. Blooming typical.’;

Blastedadjective

(heraldry) Whose branches bear no leaves; leafless.

Bloomingnoun

The act by which something blooms.

Blastedadjective

(colloquial) Damned; bloody.

Bloomingnoun

(metallurgy) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.

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Blastedadjective

(slang) Intoxicated, drunk.

‘Dude, we got blasted last night.’;

Bloomingnoun

(photography) A phenomenon where excessive light causes bright patches in a picture.

Blastedadverb

(colloquial) Damned; extremely.

‘That dog is so blasted stubborn.’;

Bloomingnoun

The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.

Blastedadjective

Blighted; withered.

‘Upon this blasted heath.’;

Bloomingadjective

Opening in blossoms; flowering.

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Blastedadjective

Confounded; accursed; detestable.

‘Some of her own blasted gypsies.’;

Bloomingadjective

Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.

Blastedadjective

Rent open by an explosive.

‘The blasted quarry thunders, heard remote.’;

Bloomingnoun

the organic process of bearing flowers;

‘you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed’;

Blastedadjective

made uninhabitable;

‘upon this blasted heath’; ‘a wasted landscape’;

Bloomingadjective

(used of persons) informal intensifiers;

‘what a bally (or blinking) nuisance’; ‘a bloody fool’; ‘a crashing bore’; ‘you flaming idiot’;

Blastedadjective

expletives used informally as intensifiers;

‘he's a blasted idiot’; ‘it's a blamed shame’; ‘a blame cold winter’; ‘not a blessed dime’; ‘I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing’; ‘he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool’; ‘a deuced idiot’; ‘tired or his everlasting whimpering’; ‘an infernal nuisance’;

Blasted

Blasted is the first play by the British author Sarah Kane. It was first performed in 1995 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London.

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