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."

Usage Examples:

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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