Adjective "blighted" definition and examples

(Blighted may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A plant disease, typically one caused by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts.
  1. 'potato blight'
  2. 'Corn seed is generally treated with fungicides to prevent seed decays and seedling blights.'
  3. 'Approved for use on stone fruits and almonds to control brown rot, blossom and twig blight, and fruit brown rot.'
  4. 'Botrytis blight, a fungal disease, causes reddish-brown leaf spots and is often the result of damp weather and/or evening watering.'
  5. 'Disease problems can include powdery mildew, Botrytis blight, aster yellows, leaf spots, viruses and foliar nematodes.'
  6. 'The resulting monocultured crops are genetically limited and far more susceptible to insects, blights, diseases, and bad weather than are diverse crops.'
  7. 'The blight is actually a fungus called rhytisma acerinum and has infected trees all the way from Ottawa to Barrie to Windsor in the past several years.'
  8. 'We have lost too many champions to Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight, and oak wilt.'
  9. 'They devote an entire chapter to analyzing the problems associated with Jalisco's single-crop agriculture, which have led to devastating agave blights.'
  10. 'Although not mentioned on the label, Benlate should also provide some level of control for anthracnose, cane blight, Septoria leaf spot, and raspberry leaf spot.'
  11. 'Infections that cause seedling blights occur after the seed has germinated but before or just after emergence.'
A thing that spoils or damages something.
  1. 'Fascism is a gross deformity on the once awe inspiringly superlative face of this earth, and such blights so easily make otherwise beautiful spectacles the ugliest of things.'
  2. 'It is clear the politicians and health experts are struggling to find a strategy for coping with what is one of the great blights of modern life.'
  3. 'This city of sinners has been a blight upon the land for too long.'
  4. 'However, South Africa sees mercenaries as one of the blights on Africa.'
  5. 'He has been credited with turning the country around after several severe economic blights and in recent years for spearheading the introduction of policies to boost the country's economic competitiveness.'
  6. 'The video quality is very good, with no detracting edge enhancement or digital blights.'
  7. 'The whispers have been there for a while, that the Montreal Expos, who for a three-game series in September drew only 8,817 fans in total, and one of the Florida teams were financial disasters, blights on the game.'
  8. 'Nowadays, anyone with access to graphics software can readily modify digital images to remove such blights as red eye in flash photos or transport themselves from a crowded room to a pristine beach.'
  9. 'She refers to Aviemore as a diseased blight whose continuing existence diminishes Scotland.'
  10. 'There are other irritating blights of the Internet age, like spam.'
  11. 'the city's high-rise social housing had become synonymous with urban blight'
  12. 'I feel duty bound to respond to the marchers who trooped through the capital the other day, bringing the wonderful sights and sounds, and the less wonderful smells, of the country to my patch of urban blight yesterday.'
  13. 'The result is that intercultural and intergroup dialogue is always difficult, and widespread misunderstanding adds to the blight of the overall area.'
  14. 'Even then, local governments didn't have carte blanche; they had to justify the taking as a way to mitigate ‘urban blight.’'
  15. 'The spray-painted art was considered an urban blight by New York officials, who persecuted the young artists who created it.'
  16. 'The barren South Bronx neighborhood that Ronald Reagan visited in 1980 to illustrate urban blight is now a thriving area, with, inevitably, a Starbucks.'
  17. 'On a street pocked with dark storefronts, and in a neighborhood with its share of urban blight, the Beachland's neon sign is a beacon.'
  18. 'But Pine-Parc was only one of several blights to hit the Milton-Parc neighbourhood (now better known as the McGill ghetto).'
  19. 'Urban blight is cumulative and self-reinforcing; blighted buildings cast a pall on land around them, discourage upkeep, and stifle renewal.'
  20. 'The Harlem of 1921 was already an urban blight, although only a few years separated these once fine homes from the mansions and townhouses of upper crust New York in those days.'
  21. 'I was enchanted with Troy when I was growing up, but as an adult I thought I wanted no part of urban blight - until I realized that I couldn't afford the country.'


Infect (plants) with blight.
  1. 'Only when their crop of vines is blighted can they make Sauternes, one of the most glorious sweet wines in the world, which thrives on rot and fungal decay.'
  2. 'The canola crop, is blighted; there is a physical presence.'
  3. 'She could blight crops as easily as bless them, deliver at a difficult lambing and assist the occasional human birth for those too poor to have a more qualified attendant.'
  4. 'Rice prices are soaring because drought has blighted the Basmati crop.'
Spoil, harm, or destroy.
  1. 'The people who are dumping waste on the roadsides are blighting the countryside and destroying the good image that the vast majority of people try to promote.'
  2. 'Panorama's allegations of corruption in horse racing are just another twist in a long line of scandals which have blighted the sport.'
  3. 'Of this quintet of great Old Firm hopefuls, only Ross has made a starting appearance in a derby, and if this changes today it may be down to selection problems blighting both clubs more than anything else.'
  4. 'Tomorrow, we will destroy the evil blighting our land!'
  5. 'Has cloning destroyed cities or blighted the lives of millions?'
  6. 'His father's life was blighted by trauma he'd suffered during military service in the Second World War.'
  7. 'She confesses to being ‘a complete geek’ as a teenager, her red hair blighting her chances of blending into the woodwork each time she started a new school.'
  8. 'Police and trading standards officers will tackle alcohol-related violence which blights town centres in North Yorkshire Police's eastern division, which covers Scarborough and Ryedale.'
  9. 'The former Italy striker, known as ‘The Divine Ponytail’ due to his hairstyle and Buddhist beliefs, has had a career blighted by injury.'
  10. 'Klee was one of the many acclaimed modernist painters whose career was blighted by Nazi disapproval.'
  11. 'plans to establish enterprise zones in blighted areas'
  12. '‘The Trashbasher works just as effectively with recycled waste and we are fully behind moves to reduce the amount we send to landfill as well as litter which blights our streets,’ said Mr Illingworth.'
  13. 'It is quite shocking that this is not going to solve the problems in areas blighted by empty houses.'
  14. 'By the late '70s, the entire downtown was in a state of decline, and one especially blighted area was known for its abandoned buildings, rough bars, and prostitution.'
  15. 'The latest Urban Renewal Scheme aims to build on progress achieved under previous schemes in combating the urban dereliction and decay which has blighted so many central areas of our towns and cities.'
  16. 'There's victory in the air around San Diego's ballpark neighborhood, a 26-block section of the city's most blighted area.'
  17. 'The 84-acre Brookfields Park site will be a mix of office and industrial space to create new business opportunities in an area once blighted by deprivation.'
  18. 'For after demolition became the answer to the 50 properties whose neglected condition had blighted the North Road area of Blackburn for almost a decade, it was decided to turn what had been an eyesore into a site to please the eye.'
  19. 'One of the most blighted areas of West Hull is to be demolished after all - with the help of Government funding.'
  20. 'Three derelict houses bordering Waterford's historic city walls have blighted the area for too long, according to a frustrated resident and city alderman.'
  21. 'Last night residents in Wakefield expressed relief and delight that action would be taken, saying the travellers had blighted the areas, causing noise and leaving behind piles of rubbish and hefty clean-up bills.'

More definitions

1. Plant Pathology. the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues. a disease so characterized.

2. any cause of impairment, destruction, ruin, or frustration: Extravagance was the blight of the family.

3. the state or result of being blighted or deteriorated; dilapidation; decay: urban blight. verb (used with object)

4. to cause to wither or decay; blast: Frost blighted the crops.

5. to destroy; ruin; frustrate: Illness blighted his hopes. verb (u

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be blighted as reminders."

"places can be blighted by markets."

"isles can be blighted."

"areas can be blighted."

"sites can be blighted."

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(blight)Mid 16th century (denoting inflammation of the skin): of unknown origin.