Blight vs. Plight

Blight vs. Plight — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Blight and Plight

Blightnoun

Any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues.

Plightnoun

A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.

Blightnoun

The condition or causative agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that results in blight.

Plightnoun

A solemn pledge, as of faith.

Blightnoun

An agent or action that harms or ruins the value or success of something

"the heavy-handed, moralistic parenting that was the blight of the traditional family" (Theodore Roszack).

Plightverb

To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth.

Blightnoun

A condition or result of harmful or ruinous action

policies that lifted the city from economic blight.

Plightverb

To give or pledge (one's word or oath, for example).

Blightverb

To cause (a plant, for example) to undergo blight.

Plightnoun

A dire or unfortunate situation.

Blightverb

To have a deleterious effect on; ruin.

Plightnoun

A (neutral) condition or state.

Blightverb

To suffer blight.

Plightnoun

(obsolete) Good health.

Blightnoun

(plant disease) Any of many plant diseases causing damage to, or the death of, leaves, fruit or other parts.

Plightnoun

Responsibility for ensuing consequences; risk; danger; peril.

Blightnoun

The bacterium, virus or fungus that causes such a condition.

Plightnoun

An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.

Blightnoun

(by extension) Anything that impedes growth or development or spoils any other aspect of life.

Plightnoun

Blame; culpability; fault; wrong-doing; sin; crime.

Blightverb

(transitive) To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.

Plightnoun

One's office; duty; charge.

Blightverb

(intransitive) To suffer blight.

This vine never blights.

Plightnoun

(archaic) That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.

Blightverb

(transitive) To spoil or ruin (something).

Those obscene tattoos are going to blight your job prospects.

Plightnoun

(obsolete) A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.

Blightnoun

a state or condition being blighted

Plightverb

To expose to risk; to pledge.

Blightnoun

any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

Plightverb

(transitive) Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony.

Blightverb

cause to suffer a blight;

Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

Plightverb

(reflexive) To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something.

Plightverb

(obsolete) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.

Plightnoun

a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one;

finds himself in a most awkward predicamentthe woeful plight of homeless people

Plightnoun

a solemn pledge of fidelity

Plightverb

give to in marriage

Plightverb

promise solemnly and formally;

I pledge that will honor my wife