Antonyms for blessing


Grammar : Noun
Spell : bles-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈblɛs ɪŋ


Définition blessing

Origin :
  • Old English bletsunga, bledsunge; see bless. Meaning "gift from God" is from mid-14c. In sense of "religious invocation before a meal" it is recorded from 1738. Phrase blessing in disguise is recorded from 1746.
  • noun sanctification
  • noun good wishes, approval
  • noun advantage
Example sentences :
  • I think this blessing comes from the Divine, by reason of the innocence of his life.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "It is a blessing that any of it is disposed of while you are not here," said Aunt Jane.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Andy accepted the house as a blessing and went straight toward it.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The day which his Maker intended as a blessing, man has converted into a curse.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • In this dedication of a Nation we humbly ask the blessing of God.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He went by quickly; and "the blessing of God on you," says he, and I could say nothing.
  • Extract from : « Riders to the Sea » by J. M. Synge
  • But He promises grace and every blessing to all who keep them.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Arise, I pray you, and let us ask a blessing on that which is provided for us.
  • Extract from : « The Wives of The Dead » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A godly life will bring upon us God's blessing in time and eternity.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • What seems an evil is meant for a good purpose, and is a blessing in disguise.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump

Synonyms for blessing

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