Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Smitten with blight; blasted.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of blight.
  • adjective having suffered a blight
  • adjective having caused to suffer a blight
  • adjective ruined, spoiled

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity

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Examples

  • They even want to cross I-405 into the Lair Hill Historic District, call it "blighted" and extend the campus south and build student housing with all kinds of taxpayer subsidies.

    The affordable-Pearl-District-liquor-store tax break (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The only neighborhood featuring a strip club that I would consider to be even approaching 'blighted' is Victory Drive in Columbus, GA.

    Sound Politics: Why Is Seattle Such a Wuss About Strip Clubs?

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.

    Portland

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.

    Statement On The Mayor's Proposed Budget and Homelessness

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.

    The Rev. Chuck Currie:

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.

    Statement On The Mayor's Proposed Budget and Homelessness

  • More officers on the ground may help curb antisocial behaviour on Saturday nights and in blighted housing estates, but this is a problem with several deep roots – poverty, truancy, failure of parental control, the lack of things to do and chaos and violence in the home.

    We can't just leave it to the police – we must all tackle antisocial behaviour

  • This funding will support a continuum of housing strategies, from permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who have been living on our streets, to educational programs that prepare families to become homeowners, to stepped-up enforcement of housing health and safety codes in blighted neighborhoods.

    Homelessness

  • What they do in "blighted inner city neighborhoods" is displace the people who have historically lived there.

    Forest City Covington and SunCal Early Favorites for Corporate Welfare IRBIE Awards

  • Essentially, Tax Increment Financing has historically been used as a way to generate new development in blighted areas, most often in the urban core.

    Forest City Covington and SunCal Early Favorites for Corporate Welfare IRBIE Awards

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  • There were thirsting heirs of golden sieves that held not wine or water,

    And had no names in traffic or more value there than toys:

    There were blighted sons of wonder in the Valley of the Shadow,

    Where they suffered and still wondered why their wonder made no noise.

    - Edwin Arlington Robinson, 'The Valley of the Shadow'.

    August 28, 2009

  • For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. My heart is BLIGHTED and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food. In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones. Psalm 102:3-5.

    March 10, 2011