I am currently using the word "blessed" in writing a STEM paper (to be published). The usage would be something like "Devices of this type are often blessed with more reliability", or, "Function of this class are often blessed with smoothness". The word "blessed" used here sounds somewhat improper to me, even sounding a bit humorous (?). I can try to reword it and avoid using "blessed" here, but I often find myself in such a situation where a proper formal synonym of "blessed" would be perfect. After searching in some thesauruses, I am still not sure about it.
Although I would personally use built, if you want something closer to blessed, the most practical word I can think of that still has some of that meaning is favoured (or favored, depending on the regional spelling):
1 : having an appearance or features of a particular kind
2 : endowed with special advantages or gifts
Its use in the example sentences follows:
- Devices of this type are often favoured with more reliability.
- Functions of this class are often favoured with smoothness.
The problem of the word
blessedis that it is often used sarcastic for bad behavior in non-religious context:
The word "Devices of this type are often blessed with more reliability" sounds contradictory, when you dont give numbers or the relation in what they are reliable. The pun here is also that a non-reliable device can be called broken, since a device has the functionality as purpose.
To me there is no good or well-meaning word for a non-functional device.