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Synonyms for curse

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. cursenoun


  2. cursenoun

    To place a curse upon (a person or object).


  3. cursenoun

    To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet at someone or something.


  4. curseverb

    To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.


  5. curseverb


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curse

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cursenoun

    malediction, execration, imprecation, denunciation, anathema, bane, blight

    blessing, benediction, joy, crown, glory

  2. curseverb



Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cussnoun

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    "expletives were deleted"

    pesterer, whammy, feller, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, bloke, jinx, oath, fella, lad, blighter, pest, fellow, gent, execration, gadfly, cuss, chap, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment


  2. execration, condemnation, cursenoun

    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

    abomination, whammy, condemnation, expletive, abhorrence, swearing, curse word, bane, jinx, scourge, oath, sentence, judgment of conviction, nemesis, execration, cuss, conviction, swearword, odium, detestation, disapprobation, hex, loathing, torment


  3. hex, jinx, curse, whammynoun

    an evil spell

    "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

    whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, jinx, oath, execration, cuss, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, jonah


  4. bane, curse, scourge, nemesisnoun

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

    whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, flagellum, jinx, oath, execration, cuss, threat, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, terror


  5. curse, tormentverb

    a severe affliction

    bedevilment, whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, jinx, oath, badgering, worrying, execration, cuss, harassment, agony, torture, swearword, nemesis, anguish, bane, hex, torment


  6. curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecateverb

    utter obscenities or profanities

    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

    maledict, excommunicate, affirm, blaspheme, trust, swan, imprecate, anathemize, beshrew, bedamn, damn, aver, assert, avow, anathemise, cuss, swear, depose, depone, unchurch, bank, rely, verify


  7. curseverb

    heap obscenities upon

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

    bedamn, excommunicate, unchurch, beshrew, imprecate, anathemize, anathemise, blaspheme, damn, maledict, swear, cuss


  8. curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledictverb

    wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

    "The bad witch cursed the child"

    bedamn, maledict, excommunicate, blaspheme, anathematize, imprecate, anathemize, beshrew, execrate, damn, comminate, anathematise, anathemise, cuss, swear, accurse, unchurch


  9. excommunicate, unchurch, curseverb

    exclude from a church or a religious community

    "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

    unchurch, excommunicate, bedamn, beshrew, imprecate, anathemize, anathemise, blaspheme, damn, maledict, swear, cuss


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curseverb

    execrate, anathematize, denounce, invoke or imprecate evil upon

  2. curseverb

    utter curses

  3. cursenoun

    malediction, anathema, execration, imprecation, fulmination, denunciation, ban

  4. cursenoun

    scourge, plague, torment, affliction, trouble, vexation, annoyance, bitter pill, thorn in the side

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cursenoun

    denunciation, anathema, ban, malediction, execration, imprecation, fulmination, malison, maranatha, torment, plague, scourge, affliction

  2. curseverb

    anathematize, execrate, fulminate, denounce, condemn

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "curse":

    curses, scourge, cursing, bane, spell, omen, calamity, fate, doom, swear, affliction, frightful

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Curse":

    Michael S. Kurth, Michael Hansen

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How to use curse in a sentence?

  1. William Faulkner:

    A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.

  2. MG:

    You're the most uninvited ever, Yet you force and barge in. You come with such a despise, Which bring forth sadness and torments which we cannot suffice. You leave the scars that couldn't be healed And memories that cannot be faded. Yet you come!! I curse you that you wouldn't see the bleak light of happiness for all eternity!! And be haunted by darkest demons of fraternity.

  3. Robert Browning:

    Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!

  4. Michael Bob:

    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.

  5. Aaron Spring:

    I didn’t make any noise, i wasn’t rude. I didn’t curse at anybody. I was just sitting enjoying a cup of coffee with friends.

Translations for curse

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  • لعن, لعنةArabic
  • псувня, проклинам, клетва, проклятие, псувам, ругаяBulgarian
  • mallozhBreton
  • malediccióCatalan, Valencian
  • nadávka, kletba, nadávat, proklít, proklínat, prokletí, klítCzech
  • клѧтиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • melltith, rhegi, rheg, melltithioWelsh
  • forbandelseDanish
  • 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
  • mallachtIrish
  • קללה, קיללHebrew
  • megátkoz, átok, átkozHungarian
  • հայհոյանք, հայհոյել, ուշունց տալ, անեծք, անիծել, քրֆելArmenian
  • blóta, bölvun, bölvaIcelandic
  • maleficio, imprecazione, bestemmiare, maledizione, maledire, imprecareItalian
  • קללהHebrew
  • 呪い, 呪うJapanese
  • 저주Korean
  • nalet, lanet, جوێنKurdish
  • каргоо, аалат, наалат чачууKyrgyz
  • exsecratio, exsecrorLatin
  • prakeikimas, prakeiksmasLithuanian
  • lāstsLatvian
  • oraora, kanga, kangakanga, kohukohuMāori
  • sumpahanMalay
  • saħtaMaltese
  • 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
  • சாபம்Tamil
  • శాపం, తిట్టు, శపించుTelugu
  • sumpaTagalog
  • لعنتUrdu
  • nguyền rủaVietnamese
  • mifätotVolapük

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