Plant Pathology. affected with blight, a disease or condition characterized by the rapid and extensive discoloration, wilting, and death of plant tissues: Small, black fungal fruiting bodies form on the blighted twigs and produce infective spores.
dilapidated or deteriorated: They saw the potential for the blighted building to provide affordable housing once renovated, and took on the project.
(of a region, city, area, etc.) not flourishing; stagnant, run-down, socially depressed, etc.: A new fitness center and natural foods market are replacing a blighted corner with jobs, economic activity, and healthier lifestyles.
ruined or marred: The people who forget their past are condemned to a blighted future.
the simple past tense and past participle of blight.
- un·blight·ed, adjective
- un·blight·ed·ly, adverb
- un·blight·ed·ness, noun
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How to use blighted in a sentence
The ruling will bring back attention to a scandal that blighted the final years of the reign of 76 year-old King Juan Carlos.Spanish Princess Likely To Face Corruption Charges | Tom Sykes | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Shelley circle was shockingly blighted by death in the period following the Geneva gathering.The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever | Emma Garman | November 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His wanderings through the blighted landscape are accompanied by thoughts of resurrection and renewal.Jeffrey Eugenides Hails Donald Antrim’s 'Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World' | Jeffrey Eugenides | June 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Could they have done more for their blighted communities than simply build personal fiefdoms and live large?How Will African-American Clergy React to Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Same-Sex Marriage? | Mansfield Frazier, Larry Durstin | May 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The result is that the district combines the blighted row houses of The Wire and horse country.5 Things to Watch in Maryland’s Republican Primary | Ben Jacobs | April 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
How many blighted buds there are for every full-blown flower or ripened fruit!The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The danger with long engagements is that they often do not end in matrimony, and in such a case a young girl's future is blighted.Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
A vague hope brought me here, and I confess that, when I saw this hope blighted, my first thought was of revenge.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
When the crop sprang up which he had himself helped to sow, he blighted it.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
Cloud, that hast revealed to us this young creature and her blighted hopes, close up again.