blessing, approval, approving(noun)
the formal act of approving
"he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
a desirable state
"enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
"their youngest son said grace"
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
the act of praying for divine protection
We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Mercy is the exercise of less severity than one deserves, or in a more extended sense, the granting of kindness or favor beyond what one may rightly claim. Grace is favor, kindness, or blessing shown to the undeserving; forgiveness, mercy, and pardon are exercised toward the ill-deserving. Pardon remits the outward penalty which the offender deserves; forgiveness dismisses resentment or displeasure from the heart of the one offended; mercy seeks the highest possible good of the offender. There may be mercy without pardon, as in the mitigation of sentence, or in all possible alleviation of necessary severity; there may be cases where pardon would not be mercy, since it would encourage to repetition of the offense, from which timely punishment might have saved. Mercy is also used in the wider sense of refraining from harshness or cruelty toward those who are in one's power without fault of their own; as, they besought the robber to have mercy. Clemency is a colder word than mercy, and without its religious associations, signifying mildness and moderation in the use of power where severity would have legal or military, rather than moral sanction; it often denotes a habitual mildness of disposition on the part of the powerful, and is matter rather of good nature or policy than of principle. Leniency or lenity denotes an easy-going avoidance of severity; these words are more general and less magisterial than clemency; we should speak of the leniency of a parent, the clemency of a conqueror. Compare PITY.
The mercy of God to or toward sinners; have mercy on or upon one.
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How to use blessing in a sentence?
I'm 100 percent normal, and it's really a blessing.
Religion is not a form of destruction in itself, but a blessing to those who have faith within them.
My husband passed away in August and it has been a really hard year and this was a really nice surprise, so this is really a blessing and I am thankful for [Hunt] and his wife.
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
If these economic reforms and liberalization can be successfully implemented over the next five to 10 years, future economic and political analysts may end up identifying this current oil price decline as a blessing in disguise for Saudi Arabia and rest of the Gulf region.
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