V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. good fortune, timely benefit; 2. a favor, especially given in response to a request
Synonyms: blessing, benefit, favor, gift, good luck, good fortune, profit, windfall
Antonyms: blight, disadvantage
Tips: Boon is often used to discuss sudden and great financial success. It can occasionally be used as an adjective as well. As an adjective, boon means "extremely close," as in "boon companions."
The increased market activity proved to be a boon for investors. (benefit, blessing)
After a long, dry summer, the rainfall was a boon for farmers. (favor, blessing, gift)
The extreme summer heat proved to be a boon for the air-conditioning company, which sold more units than in any previous summer. (blessing, benefit)
Tiger Woods helped create a financial boon for the Golf Industry. (benefit, windfall)
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