Definition of bane:
curse, wrecker, hex, leftover, jinx, struggle, destruction, havoc, the impossible, headache, virus, oath, the elephant in the room, destroyer, downfall, terror, canker, execration, task, cuss, nemesis, scourge, toxin, wreck, ruin, chore, help, mare, necessity, flagellum, condemnation, wrack, swearword, a tall order, swearing, curse word, ruination, threat, undoing, wreckage, toxic, devastation, whammy, expletive.
- badness (part of speech: noun)
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard times,
- bad luck,
- rainy day,
- hard luck
- bane (part of speech: noun)
- evil (part of speech: noun)
- malevolence (part of speech: noun)
Care builds her nest far down the heart's recesses, There broods o'er dark, untold distresses, Restless she sits, and scares thy joy and peace away; She puts on some new mask with each new day, Herself as house and home, as wife and child presenting, As fire and water, bane and blade; What never hits makes thee afraid, And what is never lost she keeps thee still lamenting.- "Faust", Goethe.
- "Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman", Emma Speed Sampson.
- "Rossmoyne", Unknown.