Bane and Joy


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

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

Nearby Words: banal, baneful


Joy noun - A feeling or state of well-being and contentment.

Bane is an antonym for joy.

Nearby Words: joyful, joyous, joyless, joyfully, joyously

How words are described

particular particular bane particular joy
dying dying bane dying joy
true true bane true joy
single single bane single joy
Other adjectives: real, absolute, personal, general, eternal, greatest, sudden.
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