(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. benediction, commendation; godsend, boon. See approbation, goodness, prosperity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An act or prayer of one who blesses]
Syn. benediction, benison, benedicite, commendation, sanctification, invocation, grace, laying on of hands, absolution, baptism, unction, consecration, Eucharist, divine approval, divine sanction, divine approbation.
Ant. damnation, curse*, anathema.
2. [Anything that is very welcome]
Syn. boon, benefit, good, advantage, help, asset, good fortune, favor, stroke of luck, godsend, windfall, miracle, manna from heaven, break, lucky break; see also advantage 3 , aid 1 .
3. [Approval]
Syn. sanction, approbation, consent, good wishes; see permission .
Ant. obstacle*, disadvantage, nuisance.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. sanctification invocation, benediction, prayer, grace, dedication.
2. favor good fortune, luck, godsend, benefit, gift, boon, good.
ANT.: 1. curse, condemnation. 2. misfortune, adversity, bad luck
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A short prayer said at meals: benediction, grace, thanks, thanksgiving. See GRATEFUL, RELIGION. 2. Something beneficial: advantage, avail, benefit, boon1, favor, gain, profit. See HELP.

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