HyperDic: curse

English > 9 senses of the word curse:
VERBcommunicationcurse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecateutter obscenities or profanities
communicationcurseheap obscenities upon
communicationcurse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledictwish harm upon
communicationcurse, excommunicate, unchurchexclude from a church or a religious community
NOUNcommunicationcurse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cussprofane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
communicationcurse, execration, condemnationan appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
communicationcurse, hex, jinx, whammyan evil spell
statecurse, bane, scourge, nemesissomething causing misery or death
eventcurse, tormenta severe affliction
curse > pronunciation
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Rhymesadverse ... worse: 27 rhymes with ers...
English > curse: 9 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningProfane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger.
Synonymscurse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss
BroaderprofanityVulgar or irreverent speech or action
Spanishblasfemia, garabato, grosería, improperio, juramento, maldición, palabra malsonante, palabrota, profanidad, reniego, taco, voto
Catalanmaledicció, paraulota, renec
Verbscurseutter obscenities or profanities
curseheap obscenities upon
English > curse: 9 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group.
Synonymsexecration, condemnation
NarroweranathemaA formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
imprecation, maledictionThe act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
Broaderdenunciation, denouncementA public act of denouncing
Spanishcondena, execración, maldición
Catalancondemna, execració, maledicció
Verbscursewish harm upon
English > curse: 9 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn evil spell.
Example"a witch put a curse on his whole family"
Synonymshex, jinx, whammy
Broaderspell, magic spell, magical spell, charmA verbal / verbal formula believed to have magical force
Spanishhex, maldición
Catalanhex, maledicció
Verbscursewish harm upon
English > curse: 9 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningSomething causing misery or death.
Synonymsbane, scourge, nemesis
BroaderafflictionA cause of great suffering and distress
Spanishadversidad, calamidad, desgracia, maldición, perdición, ruina
Catalanadversitat, calamitat, desgràcia, maledicció
English > curse: 9 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningA severe affliction.
Synonymtorment
BroaderafflictionA cause of great suffering and distress
Spanishmaldición, tormento
Catalanmaledicció
English > curse: 9 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningUtter obscenities or profanities.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate
Broaderexpress, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue toarticulate
Similar toblasphemespeak of in an irreverent or impious manner
Spanishblasfemar, imprecar, jurar, maldecir, renegar
Nounscurseprofane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
English > curse: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningheap obscenities upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to curse the prisoners
Example"The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
Broaderabuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shoutUse foul or abusive language towards
Spanishinsultar, maldecir
Catalaninsultar
Nounscurseprofane or obscene / obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
English > curse: 9 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningwish harm upon; invoke evil upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The bad witch cursed the child"
Synonymsbeshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict
Broaderraise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
OppositeblessGive a benediction to
Spanishmaldecir, maldición
Catalanmaleir
Nounscursean appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
cursean evil spell
English > curse: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningexclude from a church or a religious community.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsexcommunicate, unchurch
Broaderexclude, keep out, shut out, shutprevent from entering
OppositecommunicateAdminister Communion
Similar toexcommunicateoust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
Spanishexcomulgar
Catalanexcloure, excomunicar

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