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Blessing vs. Curse

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Blessingnoun

Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.

Cursenoun

A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.

Blessingnoun

A pronouncement invoking divine aid.

Cursenoun

A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.

Blessingnoun

Good fortune.

Cursenoun

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

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Blessingnoun

(paganism) A modern pagan ceremony.

Cursenoun

A vulgar epithet.

Blessingnoun

The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.

‘We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.’;

Cursenoun

A woman's menses.

Blessingnoun

Something someone is glad of.

‘After two weeks of sun, last night's rainfall was a blessing.’;

Curseverb

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

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Blessingnoun

A prayer before a meal; grace.

Curseverb

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

Blessingnoun

A group of unicorns.

Curseverb

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

Blessingverb

present participle of bless

Curseverb

(intransitive) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

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Blessingnoun

The act of one who blesses.

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.

Blessingnoun

A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.

‘This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel.’;

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.’;

Blessingnoun

A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.

‘Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed.’;

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.’;

Blessingnoun

A gift.

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.’;

Blessingnoun

Grateful praise or worship.

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.’;

Blessingnoun

the formal act of giving approval;

‘he gave the project his blessing’; ‘his decision merited the approval of any sensible person’;

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.’;

Blessingnoun

a desirable state;

‘enjoy the blessings of peace’; ‘a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors’;

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.’;

Blessingnoun

a short prayer of thanks before a meal

Cursenoun

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;

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Blessingnoun

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

Cursenoun

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

Blessingnoun

the act of praying for divine protection

Cursenoun

an evil spell;

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

Blessing

In religion, a blessing (also used to refer to bestowing of such) is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, or divine will.

Cursenoun

something causes misery or death;

‘the bane of my life’;

Cursenoun

a severe affliction

Curseverb

utter obscenities or profanities;

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

Curseverb

heap obscenities upon;

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

Curseverb

wish harm upon; invoke evil upon;

‘The bad witch cursed the child’;

Curseverb

exclude from a church or a religious community;

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

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’;

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