Word:

Curse

Pronunciation: k?rs
v. t.1.To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
[imp. & p. p. Cursed (k?rst) or Curst; p. pr. & vb. n. Cursing.]
Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people.
- Ex. xxii. 28.
Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed.
- Shak.
2.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.
On impious realms and barbarous kings impose
Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.
- Pope.
To curse by bell, book, and candle
See under Bell.
v. i.1.To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
Then began he to curse and to swear.
- Matt. xxi. 74.
His spirits hear me,
And yet I need must curse.
- Shak.
n.1.An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
Lady, you know no rules of charity,
Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.
- Shak.
2.Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
The priest shall write these curses in a book.
- Num. v. 23.
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
- Old Proverb.
3.The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.
- Shak.
All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget,
Is propagated curse.
- Milton.
The curse of Scotland
(Card Playing) the nine of diamonds.
Not worth a curse
See under Cress.
Noun1.curse - profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
2.curse - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
3.curse - an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
Synonyms: hex, jinx, whammy
4.curse - something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
Synonyms: bane, nemesis, scourge
5.curse - a severe affliction
Synonyms: torment
Verb1.curse - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
2.curse - heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
3.curse - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
Antonyms:
bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
4.curse - exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
Synonyms: excommunicate
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Curriculum
curriculum vitae
Currie
Curried
curried function
Currier
Currish
currishly
Currit tempus contra desides et sui juris contemptores
Curry
curry favor
curry favour
curry powder
curry sauce
Currycomb
currying
-- Curse --
curse word
Cursed
cursed crowfoot
cursed with
Cursedly
Cursedness
curseperl
Curser
curses
Curship
cursing
Cursitating
Cursitor
Cursitor baron
Cursive
Cursive hand
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