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English definition of “blooming”


adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˈbluː.mɪŋ/ mainly UK old-fashioned informal
used to emphasize a noun, adverb, or adjective, or to express anger: It's a blooming disgrace! I'm not going to bloomin' well apologize to him!Expressions of anger
(Definition of blooming adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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