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synonyms for commination

  • anathema
  • condemnation
  • curse
  • denunciation
  • diatribe
  • excommunication
  • execration
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • obloquy
  • proscription
  • threat of punishment
  • threatening
See also synonyms for: comminative / comminatory
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antonyms for commination

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  • compliment
  • praise
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How to use commination in a sentence

The breezes that blew around his mouth in that walk carried off upon them the accents of a commination.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
In that hour that earlier form of absolution will reverse itself on his lips into one of commination.
THE BOOK-BILLS OF NARCISSUSLE GALLIENNE, RICHARD
Then Oliver had a try; but in a minute he, too, was reciting the commination service.
THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
This is as it should be, enabling a sound Briton to go to church, without praying for the Commination Service.
THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR THOMAS UPMORE, BART., M.P., FORMERLY KNOWN AS "TOMMY UPMORE"R. D. BLACKMORE
They have held Commination Services, recited mantras, and cursed us solemnly for days.
THE UNVEILING OF LHASAEDMUND CANDLER
The text consists of a commination said to have been uttered by Lao Tz, and directed against evil-doers of all kinds.
A HISTORY OF CHINESE LITERATUREHERBERT A. GILES
There was a little burst of thanksgiving in her heart, and then she prepared a very notable commination service in her mind.
THE TRANSLATION OF A SAVAGE, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
All that is given us p. 109is a sort of Commination Service writ large.
OBITER DICTAAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Then follows a commination at the end, which is not unusual in such cases.
THE CATHOLIC WORLD; VOLUME I, ISSUES 1-6E. RAMEUR
As our Commination Service declares, persons who stood convicted of notorious sins were formerly put to open penance.
STONES OF THE TEMPLEWALTER FIELD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COMMINATION

  • ban
  • censure
  • commination
  • condemnation
  • curse
  • damnation
  • denunciation
  • excommunication
  • execration
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • proscription
  • reprehension
  • reprobation
  • reproof
  • taboo
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.