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    curse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curse

    Definition
    (noun) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    Example Sentence
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    Definition
    (noun) an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    Synonyms : condemnation , execration
    Definition
    (noun) an evil spell
    Synonyms : hex , jinx , whammy
    Example Sentence
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me
    Definition
    (noun) something causing misery or death
    Synonyms : bane , nemesis , scourge
    Example Sentence
    • the bane of my life
    Definition
    (noun) a severe affliction
    Synonyms : torment
    Definition
    (verb) utter obscenities or profanities
    Synonyms : blaspheme , cuss , imprecate , swear
    Example Sentence
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
    Definition
    (verb) heap obscenities upon
    Example Sentence
    • The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger
    Definition
    (verb) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    Example Sentence
    • The bad witch cursed the child
    Definition
    (verb) exclude from a church or a religious community
    Synonyms : excommunicate , unchurch
    Example Sentence
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner