Synonyms of blight in English:


See definition of blight


1‘potato blight’


disease, canker, infestation, fungus, mildew, mould, rot, decay

2‘the government are protecting people from the blight of aircraft noise’


affliction, scourge, bane, curse, plague, menace, evil, misfortune, woe, calamity, trouble, ordeal, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, trial, tribulation, visitation, nuisance, pest, pollution, contamination, cancer, canker




1‘a peach tree blighted by leaf curl’


infect, wither, shrivel, blast, mildew, nip in the bud, kill, destroy

2‘the scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians’


ruin, wreck, spoil, disrupt, undo, mar, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to, end, bring to an end, put a stop to, prevent, frustrate, crush, quell, quash, dash, destroy, scotch, shatter, devastate, demolish, sabotage

informal mess up, screw up, louse up, foul up, make a hash of, do in, put paid to, put the lid on, put the kibosh on, stymie, queer, nix, banjax, blow a hole in

British informal scupper, dish, throw a spanner in the works of

North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of

Australian informal euchre, cruel

archaic bring to naught