Search Result for "blighted":
1. affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity;
- Example: "a blighted rose"
- Example: "blighted urban districts"
[syn: blighted, spoilt]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blight \Blight\ (bl[imac]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blighting.] [Perh. contr. from AS. bl[imac]cettan to glitter, fr. the same root as E. bleak. The meaning "to blight" comes in that case from to glitter, hence, to be white or pale, grow pale, make pale, bleach. Cf. Bleach, Bleak.] 1. To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of. [1913 Webster] [This vapor] blasts vegetables, blights corn and fruit, and is sometimes injurious even to man. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects. [1913 Webster] Seared in heart and lone and blighted. --Byron. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "blighted": absolute, ausgespielt, baffled, balked, bankrupt, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blessed, blown, botched, broken, chapfallen, confounded, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, cursed, cussed, damnable, dashed, defeated, desolated, despoiled, destroyed, devastated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, done for, done in, down-and-out, downright, execrable, fallen, finished, flyblown, foiled, frowsty, frowsy, frowzy, frustrated, fusty, gone to pot, gross, ill done-by, ill-served, in ruins, infernal, irremediable, kaput, let down, maggoty, marred, mildewed, moldering, moldy, moth-eaten, musty, out of countenance, out-and-out, overthrown, rank, ravaged, regretful, ruined, ruinous, smutted, smutty, sorely disappointed, soured, spoiled, spoilt, straight-out, thwarted, undone, unmitigated, wasted, weevily, worm-eaten, wormy, wrecked