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  • nounrotten, lowly animate being
  • nounanimal of mixed breed

synonyms for cur

  • blackguard
  • bum
  • cad
  • coward
  • dog
  • good-for-nothing
  • heel
  • hound
  • ne'er-do-well
  • rat
  • riffraff
  • scoundrel
  • scum
  • skunk
  • snake
  • stinker
  • toad
  • villain
  • worm
  • wretch
  • black sheep
  • yellow dog
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    How to use cur in a sentence

    Not exactly, except that I heard my stepfather denounce the doctor as an infernal cur and blackguard.
    THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
    He never resented alleged satire—perhaps he couldn't see it—and therefore he got the name of being a cur.
    OVER THE SLIPRAILSHENRY LAWSON
    Within this deep shadow, Virtue is slaughtered and Genius treated like an unwelcome cur.
    COMRADE KROPOTKINVICTOR ROBINSON
    "I guess that's the best rabbit dog anywhere around here," he said, as a flea-bitten cur trotted past.
    A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ
    Red Ben went back on us, may the fiends take the redskin cur!
    FRANK MERRIWELL'S PURSUITBURT L. STANDISH
    Then after supper there's heaps an' heaps o' cur'osities for you to look at.
    TWO LITTLE TRAVELLERSFRANCES BROWNE ARTHUR
    Far from disapproving of these recreations, the cur partook of them and travestied himself with the rest.
    QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
    I said, as I came up behind them—incidentally kicking away a large cur which had come for me open-mouthed.
    A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
    Billy and I were not any brighter than many a miserable cur that skulked about the streets of Fairport.
    BEAUTIFUL JOEMARSHALL SAUNDERS
    The hounds soon abandoned their inanimate victim, and its sinewy limbs relaxing, the devoted cur rolled out a lifeless body.
    WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO CUR

    • barbarian
    • brute
    • cad
    • cur
    • fiend
    • ogre
    • ogress
    • swine
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