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blight

Synonyms of blight in English:

noun

  • 1 potato blight
    disease, canker, infestation, fungus, mildew, mould, rot, decay
  • 2 the government are protecting people from the blight of aircraft noise
    affliction, scourge, bane, curse, plague, menace, evil, misfortune, woe, calamity, trouble, ordeal, thorn in one's flesh/side, trial, tribulation, visitation, nuisance, pest, pollution, contamination, cancer, canker
    [Antonyms] blessing
  • verb

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  • 1 a peach tree blighted by leaf curl
    infect, wither, shrivel, blast, mildew, nip in the bud, kill, destroy
  • 2 the scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians
    ruin, wreck, spoil, disrupt, undo, mar, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to, end, bring to an end, put a stop to, prevent, frustrate, crush, quell, quash, dash, destroy, scotch, shatter, devastate, demolish, sabotage
    informal mess up, screw up, louse up, foul up, make a hash of, do in, put paid to, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer, nix, banjax, blow a hole in
    British informal scupper, dish, throw a spanner in the works of
    North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    Australian informal euchre, cruel
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