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blessing

bless·ing

blessing

 
 
pronunciation:
ble sIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the formal religious act of one who blesses, or the words spoken as part of such act.
The priest spoke the blessing.
synonyms:
benediction, sanctification
similar words:
dedication, invocation
definition 2: formal approval or well-wishing.
He sought his parents' blessing for the marriage.
synonyms:
approval, assent, sanction
antonyms:
condemnation, curse, malediction
similar words:
approbation, consent, endorsement, favor, smile, support
definition 3: a special gift or favorable event, esp. one believed to come from a divine source.
Your help during our troubles was a blessing.What a blessing that the rain finally came!
synonyms:
boon
antonyms:
affliction, calamity, curse, pity, shame, tragedy
similar words:
benefaction, favor, gift, mercy
definition 4: a prayer, often a short one before a meal; grace.
synonyms:
benedicite, grace
similar words:
invocation, prayer, thanksgiving
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