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"
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
Origin: [AS. cursian, corsian, perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. & Sw. kors cross, Icel kross, all these Scand. words coming fr. OF. crois, croiz, fr. L. crux cross. Cf. Cross.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kurs, v.t. to invoke or wish evil upon: to devote to perdition: to vex or torment.—v.i. to utter imprecations: to swear.—n. the invocation or wishing of evil or harm upon: evil invoked on another: torment: any great evil.—adj. Curs′ed, under a curse: blasted by a curse: hateful.—adv. Curs′edly.—ns. Curs′edness; Curs′er; Curs′ing.—adj. Curst, cursed: deserving a curse: ill-tempered: shrewish: froward.—n. Curst′ness, state of being curst: peevishness: frowardness. [A.S. cursian—curs, a curse; ety. dub.; not conn. with Cross.]
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The numerical value of CURSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of CURSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sleep is a curse. A curse I must live with.
She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world.
This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb.
I use it a lot, i curse out all the people who I hate and the ones I love I also curse... because I can.
An orphan's curse would drag to HellA spirit from on highBut oh More horrible than thatIs the curse in a dead man's eye.
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Translations for CURSE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- لعن, لعنةArabic
- псувня, проклинам, клетва, проклятие, псувам, ругаяBulgarian
- malediccióCatalan, Valencian
- nadávka, kletba, nadávat, proklít, proklínat, prokletí, klítCzech
- клѧтиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- melltith, rhegi, rheg, melltithioWelsh
- Verdammnis, Fluch, fluchen, Menstruation, Verwünschung, Tage, Periode, verfluchenGerman
- κατάρα, αναθεματίζω, βρίζωGreek
- malbeni, malbenoEsperanto
- maldición, maldecir, mala palabra, menstruación, reglaSpanish
- kirous, menkat, kiroilla, kirotaFinnish
- mauvais sort, malédiction, maudireFrench
- קללה, קיללHebrew
- megátkoz, átok, átkozHungarian
- հայհոյանք, հայհոյել, ուշունց տալ, անեծք, անիծել, քրֆելArmenian
- blóta, bölvun, bölvaIcelandic
- maleficio, imprecazione, bestemmiare, maledizione, maledire, imprecareItalian
- 呪い, 呪うJapanese
- nalet, lanet, جوێنKurdish
- каргоо, аалат, наалат чачууKyrgyz
- exsecratio, exsecrorLatin
- prakeikimas, prakeiksmasLithuanian
- oraora, kanga, kangakanga, kohukohuMāori
- vloeken, vloek, vervloeken, beheksenDutch
- eid, bannordNorwegian Nynorsk
- forbannelse, ed, banneord, forbanneNorwegian
- klątwa, przekleństwo, przekląć, przeklinać, zakląć, kląćPolish
- menstruação, maldição, praga, palavra de baixo calão, amaldiçoar, praguejar, xingar, vulgaridade, obscenidadePortuguese
- blestem, înjura, blestemaRomanian
- проклятие, ругательство, проклинать, проклясть, ругаться, ана́фема, месячные, ругать, обругатьRussian
- opsovati, kletva, prokletstvo, prokleti, ukleti, проклети, уклети, псовати, опсовати, клетва, проклетство, псовка, psovka, клети, kleti, psovatiSerbo-Croatian
- prekletstvo, kletevSlovene
- mallkimi, mallkojAlbanian
- förbanna, svära, menstruation, förbannelse, svordomSwedish
- laana, laaniSwahili
- శాపం, తిట్టు, శపించుTelugu
- nguyền rủaVietnamese
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