Antonyms for boon

Grammar : Noun
Spell : boon
Phonetic Transcription : bun

Definition of boon

Origin :
  • late 12c., bone "petition," from Old Norse bon "a petition, prayer," from Proto-Germanic *boniz (cf. Old English ben "prayer, petition," bannan "to summon;" see ban).
  • noun advantage
Example sentences :
  • I am never so surrounded by boon companions as when I am all alone.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • The boon I crave is that you will place it in my hands and let me die still grasping it.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Let us go to Montcalm, and demand admission: he dare not deny a child the boon.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • And is that the only boon you crave at my hands, Mr. Kirkwood?
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • The bearer of this gift is entitled to claim any boon from Isabella.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • Was it that in his own eyes he was but a worm glorified with the boon of serving an angel?
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • He drank enormous quantities of brandy, and was a boon companion of Coupeau.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson
  • Leastwise, he ain't what you'd go so far as to call a boon companion.
  • Extract from : « Faro Nell and Her Friends » by Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "It is a boon I could dispense with," she assured him, and rose.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Say you let a man live who has never done you wrong, will he be grateful for the boon?
  • Extract from : « Cyropaedia » by Xenophon

Synonyms for boon

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