V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) a destructive force that inflicts severe damage; (v.) to frustrate or end hope
Synonyms: (n.) disease, devastation, poison, (v.) spoil, ruin, damage, destroy, halt, frustrate, decay
Antonyms: health, blessing
Tips: In botany, blight can also refer to a fungal plant disease. It can also take on the meaning of something that is in a state of decay or ruin, such as in the phrase "urban blight." In the adjective use, if something is blighted, it is severely damaged or destroyed.
The denial of her scholarship application effectively blighted her dream of attending her first-choice college. (halted, ruined, frustrated) verb
The swarm of locusts proved to be a blight upon the land. (devastation, cause of ruin) noun
The actor's many bouts with drug abuse and imprisonment were a blight on his career, and he found it nearly impossible to get work. (destructive force, devastation) noun
The family's income and savings were sadly blighted by the father's gambling addiction. (destroyed, ruined)
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