Bane and Blessing


Bane noun - A source of harm or misfortune.
Usage example: regarding the new laborsaving machinery as a bane, the 19th-century Luddites went about destroying it in protest

Blessing is an antonym for bane in topics: plague, cause of misery.

Nearby Words: banal, baneful


Blessing noun - Something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing.
Usage example: winning the lottery shortly after being laid off was an unexpected blessing

Bane is an antonym for blessing.

How words are described

equal equal bane equal blessing
particular particular bane particular blessing
dying dying bane dying blessing
real real bane real blessing
Other adjectives: personal, unique, traditional, minor.
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Blessing or Bane. 2016. Accessed June 25, 2022.
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