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Abuse vs. Curse

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Abusenoun

Improper treatment or usage; application to a wrong or bad purpose; an unjust, corrupt or wrongful practice or custom.

‘All abuse, whether physical, verbal, psychological or sexual, is bad.’;

Cursenoun

A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.

Abusenoun

Misuse; improper use; perversion.

Cursenoun

A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.

Abusenoun

(obsolete) A delusion; an imposture; misrepresentation; deception.

Cursenoun

The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.

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Abusenoun

Coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; language that unjustly or angrily vilifies.

Cursenoun

A vulgar epithet.

Abusenoun

  Catachresis.

Cursenoun

A woman's menses.

Abusenoun

Physical maltreatment; injury; cruel treatment.

Curseverb

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

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Abusenoun

Violation; defilement; rape; forcing of undesired sexual activity by one person on another, often on a repeated basis.

Curseverb

To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.

Abuseverb

(transitive) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert

‘He abused his authority.’;

Curseverb

(transitive) To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet.

Abuseverb

(transitive) To injure; to maltreat; to hurt; to treat with cruelty, especially repeatedly.

Curseverb

(intransitive) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

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Abuseverb

To attack with coarse language; to insult; to revile; malign; to speak in an offensive manner to or about someone; to disparage.

Curseverb

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.

Abuseverb

(transitive) To imbibe a drug for a purpose other than it was intended; to intentionally take more of a drug than was prescribed for recreational reasons; to take illegal drugs habitually.

Curseverb

To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.

‘Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people.’; ‘Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed.’;

Abuseverb

To violate; defile; to rape.

Curseverb

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 imposeThy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.’;

Abuseverb

Misrepresent; adulterate.

Curseverb

To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.

‘Then began he to curse and to swear.’; ‘His spirits hear me,And yet I need must curse.’;

Abuseverb

To deceive; to trick; to impose on; misuse the confidence of.

Cursenoun

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.’;

Abuseverb

Disuse.

Cursenoun

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.’; ‘Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.’;

Abuseverb

To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.

‘This principle (if one may so abuse the word) shoots rapidly into popularity.’;

Cursenoun

The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.

‘The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.’; ‘All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget,Is propagated curse.’;

Abuseverb

To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.

Cursenoun

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;

‘expletives were deleted’;

Abuseverb

To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.

‘The . . . tellers of news abused the general.’;

Cursenoun

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

Abuseverb

To dishonor.

Cursenoun

an evil spell;

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

Abuseverb

To violate; to ravish.

Cursenoun

something causes misery or death;

‘the bane of my life’;

Abuseverb

To deceive; to impose on.

‘Their eyes red and staring, cozened with a moist cloud, and abused by a double object.’;

Cursenoun

a severe affliction

Abusenoun

Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.

‘Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.’;

Curseverb

utter obscenities or profanities;

‘The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street’;

Abusenoun

Physical ill treatment; injury.

Curseverb

heap obscenities upon;

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

Abusenoun

A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.

‘Abuse after disappeared without a struggle..’;

Curseverb

wish harm upon; invoke evil upon;

‘The bad witch cursed the child’;

Abusenoun

Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.

‘The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of abuse, came to blows.’;

Curseverb

exclude from a church or a religious community;

‘The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner’;

Abusenoun

Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.

‘Or is it some abuse, and no such thing?’;

Curse

A curse (also called an imprecation, malediction, hex, execration, malison, anathema, or commination) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to one or more persons, a place, or an object. In particular, may refer to such a wish or pronouncement made effective by a supernatural or spiritual power, such as a god or gods, a spirit, or a natural force, or else as a kind of spell by magic or witchcraft; in the latter sense, a curse can also be called a hex or a jinx.

‘curse’;

Abusenoun

cruel or inhumane treatment

Abusenoun

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;

‘when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse’; ‘they yelled insults at the visiting team’;

Abusenoun

improper or excessive use

Abuseverb

treat badly;

‘This boss abuses his workers’; ‘She is always stepping on others to get ahead’;

Abuseverb

change the inherent purpose or function of something;

‘Don't abuse the system’; ‘The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers’;

Abuseverb

use foul or abusive language towards;

‘The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket’; ‘The angry mother shouted at the teacher’;

Abuse

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression.

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