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Curse vs. Malediction

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Cursenoun

A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.

Maledictionnoun

A curse.

Cursenoun

A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.

Maledictionnoun

Evil speech.

Cursenoun

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

Maledictionnoun

A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; - opposed to benediction.

‘No malediction falls from his tongue.’;

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Cursenoun

A vulgar epithet.

Maledictionnoun

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult);

‘he suffered the imprecations of the mob’;

Cursenoun

A woman's menses.

Curseverb

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

Curseverb

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

Curseverb

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

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Curseverb

(intransitive) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

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.

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

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.’;

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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.’;

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.’;

Cursenoun

profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;

‘expletives were deleted’;

Cursenoun

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

Cursenoun

an evil spell;

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

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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