Need another word that means the same as “bane”? Find 10 synonyms and 30 related words for “bane” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Bane” are: curse, nemesis, scourge, ruin, death, plague, ruination, destruction, poison, toxin
Bane as a Noun
Definitions of "Bane" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “bane” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Something, especially poison, which causes death.
- Something causing misery or death.
- A cause of great distress or annoyance.
Synonyms of "Bane" as a noun (10 Words)
|curse||A severe affliction.|
At every blow there was a curse.
|death||The personification of death.|
He had two deaths on his conscience.
|destruction||A cause of someone’s ruin.|
The wanton destruction of human life.
One risks nemesis by uttering such words.
|plague||A contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium typically with the formation of buboes bubonic plague and sometimes infection of the lungs pneumonic plague.|
A plague of locusts.
|poison||Anything that harms or destroys.|
The poison of fascism.
|ruin||A ruined building.|
The financial cost could mean ruin.
|ruination||Destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.|
Commercial malpractice causes the ruination of thousands of people.
|scourge||A person who inspires fear or dread.|
The scourge of mass unemployment.
|toxin||A poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species.|
Usage Examples of "Bane" as a noun
- The bane of my life.
- The telephone was the bane of my life.
Associations of "Bane" (30 Words)
A person guilty of affray.
|afraid||Worried that something undesirable will occur or be done.|
Afraid of hard work.
|alarm||An alarm clock.|
I set my alarm for 6 30.
|appall||Strike with disgust or revulsion.|
|blooming||The organic process of bearing flowers.|
It s a blooming good read.
|claustrophobia||Extreme or irrational fear of confined places.|
The small stuffy room had begun to give him claustrophobia.
|daunt||Cause to lose courage.|
Some people are daunted by technology.
|devastate||Overwhelm or overpower.|
She was devastated by the loss of Damian.
|dishearten||Take away the enthusiasm of.|
The farmer was disheartened by the damage to his crops.
|doldrums||An equatorial region of the Atlantic Ocean with calms, sudden storms, and light unpredictable winds.|
Hurricane Verity had been born in the doldrums.
|dread||Greatly feared dreadful.|
Jane was dreading the party.
|fear||Regard (God) with reverence and awe.|
We should not fear the Communists.
The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.
|frighten||Drive out by frightening.|
The savagery of his thoughts frightened him.
|frightening||Causing fear or dread or terror.|
A frightening experience.
|hijacking||An act of unlawfully seizing an aircraft, vehicle, or ship while in transit; a hijack.|
He was involved in a hijacking in 1981.
|horror||Something that inspires horror something horrible.|
The mere thought of it gives me the horrors.
|intimidate||To compel or deter by or as if by threats.|
Her boss intimidates her.
|menace||A person or thing that causes trouble or annoyance.|
A new initiative aimed at beating the menace of drugs.
Injury consistently his nemesis struck him down during the match.
|overawe||Impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited.|
The eleven year old was overawed by the atmosphere.
|panic||Cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic.|
She hit him in panic.
|petrify||Make rigid and set into a conventional pattern.|
Slogans petrify our thinking.
|rival||Be the rival of be in competition with.|
He has no serious rival for the job.
Gosh that gave me a scare.
|scourge||Punish severely; excoriate.|
Our people did scourge him severely.
|terrify||Fill with terror; frighten greatly.|
She was terrified he would drop her.
|terrifying||Causing extreme fear.|
A terrifying wail.
People fled in terror.
|threat||A warning that something unpleasant is imminent.|
Thousands of rail freight jobs came under threat.