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boon

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of boon

  1. likely to seek or enjoy the company of others <I and my boon companions celebrated that afternoon's victory on the gridiron with a night at a local dance club> Synonyms convivial, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing, sociable, socialRelated Words cordial, folksy, forthcoming, friendly, hospitable; affable, genial, gracious; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborly; animated, gay, jaunty, jolly, jovial, lively, peppy, perky, pert, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; bright, buoyant, cheerful, chipper, effervescent, upbeat; bubbly, exuberant, high-spiritedNear Antonyms misanthropic; aloof, cold, cool, detached, distant, frosty, remote, reserved, standoffish; mum, mute, reticent, silent, taciturnAntonyms antisocial, insociable, introverted, nongregarious, reclusive, unsociable, unsocial




boon

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boon

  1. 1 a thing that helps <the couple's generous donation was a great boon to the charity's fund-raising campaign> Synonyms advantage, aid, asset, benefit, helpRelated Words hand, lift, pick-me-up; support, sustenance; blessing, godsend, windfall; recourse, refuge, resort, resourceNear Antonyms constraint, inhibitor, liability, obstacle, obstruction, restraint, strangleholdAntonyms disadvantage, drawback, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, minus

  2. 2 an act of kind assistance <a softhearted man who finds it hard to deny any boon, whether it be for friend or stranger> Synonyms benevolence, favor, courtesy, grace, indulgence, kindness, mercy, service, turnRelated Words dispensation, waiver; advantage, benefit, blessing, godsend, manna; liberty, license (or licence), privilegeNear Antonyms hindrance, hurdle, impediment, interference, obstacle

  3. 3 something granted as a special favor <at the prep school, seniors are given certain boons that make them the envy of underclassmen> Synonyms appanage (also apanage), privilege, concession, honorRelated Words courtesy; claim, entitlement, right; birthright; perquisite, prerogative; charter, grant, patent; exemption, immunity, waiverNear Antonyms burden, duty, obligation, responsibility

  4. 4 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing <the unexpected rain was a boon for the farmers who had been struggling with drought> Synonyms benediction, benefit, blessing, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfallRelated Words grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasureNear Antonyms hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulationAntonyms affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge




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