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curse

[ kurs ]SEE DEFINITION OF curse
  • nounhateful, swearing remark
  • nounmisfortune wished upon someone
  • verbswear

Synonyms for curse

  • bane
  • expletive
  • obscenity
  • profanity
  • whammy
  • anathema
  • ban
  • blaspheming
  • blasphemy
  • commination
  • cursing
  • cussing
  • damning
  • denunciation
  • execration
  • fulmination
  • imprecation
  • malediction
  • oath
  • obloquy
  • profanation
  • sacrilege
  • swearing
  • vilification
  • cuss word
  • dirty name
  • dirty word
  • double whammy
  • four-letter word
  • malison
  • naughty words
  • no-no
  • objuration
  • swear word
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Antonyms for curse

  • compliment
  • piety
  • praise
  • reverence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURSE

The day which his Maker intended as a blessing, man has converted into a curse.

The school is a prison in which work is a punishment and a curse.

I found the story of the Bacillus, the curse that killed Darmstetter, that killed Helen.

I flung it upon the floor with a curse and threw myself back on my bed with a groan.

It was like one of those old incantations; almost like a curse.

They said nothing, but let me curse myself out, to my heart's content.

The man answered with a curse, and vanished into the deep gloom.

"Curse me, if it's not all over with Clary," continued Sir Philip.

Certainly it did seem as if the curse of Philip was already at its work.

He wanted to curse and swear, and had to clap his hands on his mouth to prevent it.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURSE

abomination

nounobject of extreme dislike, hate
  • anathema
  • aversion
  • bother
  • curse
  • detestation
  • evil
  • horror
  • nuisance
  • plague
  • shame
  • torment

abuse

nounverbal attack
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