Definition of blight:
- A downy species of aphis, or plant louse, destructive to fruit trees, infesting both the roots and branches; - also applied to several other injurious insects.
- A rashlike eruption on the human skin.
- Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one's prospects.
- Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; - applied as a general name to various injuries or diseases of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric influences.
- That which frustrates one's plans or withers one's hopes; that which impairs or destroys.
- The act of blighting, or the state of being blighted; a withering or mildewing, or a stoppage of growth in the whole or a part of a plant, etc.
- To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
- To be affected by blight; to blast; as, this vine never blights.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard times,
- bad luck,
- rainy day,
- hard luck
- disease (part of speech: noun)
- "A Fool There Was", Porter Emerson Browne.
It rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight upon him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.- "The World's Greatest Books, Vol III", Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds..
It is evident that they have neither of them ever felt the slightest affection for you; and would it not be worse than folly for you, beloved and adored as you are, to let any thought of them come to blight our happiness?"- "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.