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English noun: curse

1. curse (communication) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger


SamplesExpletives were deleted.


Synonymscurse word, cuss, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword


Broader (hypernym)profanity

2. curse (communication) an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group


Synonymscondemnation, execration


Broader (hypernym)denouncement, denunciation


Narrower (hyponym)anathema, imprecation, malediction

3. curse (communication) an evil spell


SamplesA witch put a curse on his whole family.
He put the whammy on me.


Synonymshex, jinx, whammy


Broader (hypernym)charm, magic spell, magical spell, spell

4. curse (state) something causing misery or death


SamplesThe bane of my life.


Synonymsbane, nemesis, scourge


Broader (hypernym)affliction

5. curse (event) a severe affliction


Synonymstorment


Broader (hypernym)affliction


English verb: curse

1. curse (communication) utter obscenities or profanities


SamplesThe drunken men were cursing loudly in the street.


Synonymsblaspheme, cuss, imprecate, swear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Verb groupblaspheme

2. curse (communication) heap obscenities upon


SamplesThe taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger.


ExamplesThey want to curse the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout

3. curse (communication) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon


SamplesThe bad witch cursed the child.


Synonymsanathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, damn, imprecate, maledict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir


Antonymsbless

4. curse (communication) exclude from a church or a religious community


SamplesThe gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner.


Synonymsexcommunicate, unchurch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exclude, keep out, shut, shut out


Verb groupexcommunicate


Antonymscommunicate









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