Synonyms and Antonyms of benediction

  1. 1 a prayer calling for divine care, protection, or favor the priest offered a benediction for the missing children Synonyms blessing, benisonRelated Words Godspeed; appeal, entreaty, grace, intercession, invocation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, supplication; sanctificationAntonyms anathema, curse, execration, imprecation, malediction

  2. 2 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing the library's silence was a welcome benediction to someone, like me, who needed to concentrate Synonyms blessing, benefit, boon, 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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contemplative of or relative to the past

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