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Hex vs. Curse

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Hexverb

(transitive) To cast a spell on (specifically an evil spell), to bewitch.

Cursenoun

A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.

Hexnoun

An evil spell or curse.

Cursenoun

A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.

Hexnoun

A witch.

Cursenoun

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

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Hexnoun

(rare) A spell (now rare but still found in compounds such as hex sign and hexcraft).

Cursenoun

A vulgar epithet.

Hexnoun

clipping of hexadecimal

Cursenoun

A woman's menses.

Hexnoun

A hexagonal space on a game board.

Curseverb

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

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Hexnoun

(climbing) a hexagon-shaped item of rock climbing equipment intended to be wedged into a crack or other opening in the rock.

Curseverb

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

Hexnoun

an evil spell;

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

Curseverb

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

Hexverb

cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

Curseverb

(intransitive) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

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Hexadjective

of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base

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.

Hexverb

cast a spell on; bewitch

‘he hexed her with his fingers’;

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.’;

Hexnoun

a magic spell; a curse

‘a death hex’;

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.’;

Hexnoun

a witch.

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.’;

Hexnoun

short for hexadecimal

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.’;

Hexadjective

short for hexadecimal

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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