When you destroy the efforts of someone, this is an example of a time when you blight progress.
When rotting buildings spoil an urban area, this is an example of blight.
An ugly mark that destroys a painting is an example of a blight.
A disease caused by mildew or fungus that harms a plant is an example of blight.
Run-down buildings are an example of urban blight.
Slums are a blight on a city.
This vine never blights.
Origin of blight
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse blikna (“to grow pallid”).