Thesaurus

bane

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bane

  1. 1 a source of harm or misfortune regarding the new laborsaving machinery as a bane, the 19th-century Luddites went about destroying it in protest Synonyms of bane affliction, curse, nemesis, scourge Words Related to bane hex, hoodoo, jinx; danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat, trouble; booby trap, catch, pitfall, snag Near Antonyms of bane advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; comfort, consolation, solace; delight, joy, pleasure; armor, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shield Antonyms of bane benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall

  2. 2 a substance that by chemical action can kill or injure a living thing a plant that is believed to be the bane of the wolf Synonyms of bane poison, toxic, toxin, venomWords Related to bane cancer, contagion, disease, virus; fungicide, germicide, herbicide, insecticide, microbicide, pesticide, toxicantNear Antonyms of bane antidote, antivenin, antivenom, mithridate; cure; cure-all, elixir, panacea


Learn More about bane


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bane? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!