Synonyms and Antonyms of blessing
1 a prayer calling for divine care, protection, or favor <that rabbi always ends the service with a short blessing> Synonyms benediction, benison Related Words Godspeed; appeal, entreaty, grace, intercession, invocation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, supplication; sanctification Phrases laying on of hands Antonyms anathema, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction
2 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing <winning the lottery shortly after being laid off was an unexpected blessing> Synonyms benediction, benefit, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall Related Words grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasure Near Antonyms hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulation Antonyms affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge
3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory <Mr. Roberts promptly gave his blessing to his daughter's choice of husband> Synonyms approbation, approval, favor, imprimatur, OK (or okay)Related Words backing, cachet, endorsement (also indorsement), finalization, formalization, homologation, nod, ratification, rubber stamp, sanction, support, thumbs-up, vote; benediction, goodwill; acceptation, accession, agreement, assent, concurrence, consent; countenance, liking, satisfactionNear Antonyms refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobationAntonyms disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor
4 the act of making something holy through religious ritual <traditionally, worshippers kneel during the blessing of the communion wafers> Synonyms consecration, hallowing, sanctificationRelated Words purification; dedication; adoration, glorification, reverence, veneration, worshipNear Antonyms debasement, defilement, desecration, impiety, irreverence, profanation, sacrilege
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