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 of blessing benediction, benison Words Related to blessing Godspeed; appeal, entreaty, grace, intercession, invocation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, supplication; sanctification Phrases laying on of hands Antonyms of blessing 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 of blessing benediction, benefit, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall Words Related to blessing grace, mercy; favor, kindness, mitzvah; advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; anodyne, comfort, consolation, solace; bonus, extra, lagniappe; delight, joy, pleasure Near Antonyms of blessing hex, hoodoo, jinx; bother, irritant, nuisance, pest; disadvantage; cross, misery, trial, tribulation Antonyms of blessing 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 of blessing approbation, approval, favor, imprimatur, OK (or okay)Words Related to blessing 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 of blessing refusal, rejection, repudiation; dislike, dissatisfaction; censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobationAntonyms of blessing disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor
4 the act of making something holy through religious ritual traditionally, worshippers kneel during the blessing of the communion wafers Synonyms of blessing consecration, hallowing, sanctificationWords Related to blessing purification; dedication; adoration, glorification, reverence, veneration, worshipNear Antonyms of blessing debasement, defilement, desecration, impiety, irreverence, profanation, sacrilege
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