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bless·ing

blessing

 
pronunciation:
ble sIng
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of one who blesses, or the words spoken as part of such an act.
similar words:
dedication
definition 2: a special favor or gift.
Your help during our troubles was a blessing.
synonyms:
boon
antonyms:
affliction, calamity, pity, shame, tragedy
similar words:
favor, gift, mercy
definition 3: favor; approval.
He wanted his parents' blessing before he changed jobs.
synonyms:
approval, assent, sanction
antonyms:
curse
similar words:
consent, favor, support