Definitions for CURSEkɜrs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cursekɜrs(n.; v.)cursed, curs•ing.
(n.)the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall someone.
a formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another.
the act of reciting such a formula.
a profane or obscene word, esp. as used in anger or for emphasis; swearword.
an evil or misfortune that has been invoked upon one.
the cause of evil, misfortune, or trouble.
Slang. the menstrual period (usu. prec. by the).
Category: Status (usage)
an ecclesiastical censure or anathema.
(v.t.)to wish or invoke evil, calamity, injury, or destruction upon.
to swear at.
to afflict with great evil.
(v.i.)to utter curses; swear profanely.
Origin of curse:
bef. 1050; ME curs (n.), cursen (v.), OE curs (n.), cursian (v.), of disputed orig.
curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss(noun)
profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
"expletives were deleted"
execration, condemnation, curse(noun)
an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
hex, jinx, curse, whammy(noun)
an evil spell
"a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)
something causing misery or death
"the bane of my life"
a severe affliction
curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate(verb)
utter obscenities or profanities
"The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
heap obscenities upon
"The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict(verb)
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
"The bad witch cursed the child"
excommunicate, unchurch, curse(verb)
exclude from a church or a religious community
"The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
magical words with a powerful negative effect
The witch put a curse on the old woman.
trouble or the harmful effect of sth
the curse of being smarter than all your friends
a swear word
***He shouted a curse at them.
to swear at
He was screaming and cursing at us.
to think or say negative things about
I cursed myself for being so stupid.
to say magical words to harm sb
***The witch had cursed her.
A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.
A vulgar epithet.
A woman's monthly period.
To place a curse upon (a person or object).
To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet at someone or something.
To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.
to call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate
to bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment
to utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear
an invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction
evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation
the cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment
A curse is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, "curse" may refer to a wish that harm or hurt will be inflicted by any supernatural powers, such as a spell, a prayer, an imprecation, an execration, magic, witchcraft, God, a natural force, or a spirit. In many belief systems, the curse itself is considered to have some causative force in the result. To reverse or eliminate a curse is called removal or breaking, and is often believed to require equally elaborate rituals or prayers.
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Translations for CURSE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an act of cursing, or the words used
the witch's curse.
- maldiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- prokletí, kletbaCzech
- der FluchGerman
- κατάρα, βρισιάGreek
- نفرین؛ لعنتFarsi
- bölvun, formælingIcelandic
- (pra)keikimas, keiksmasLithuanian
- lādēšanās; lamāšanāsLatvian
- przekleństwo, klątwaPolish
- نفرین؛ لعنتPersian
- لعنت، بدPashto
- förbannelse, svordomSwedish
- lânet, bedduaTurkish
- 詛咒，咒語，咒罵，罵人的話Chinese (Trad.)
- لعنت، بد دعا، گالىUrdu
- lời nguyền rủaVietnamese
- 诅咒，咒语，咒骂，骂人的话Chinese (Simp.)
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