Associations to the word «Curse»

Wiktionary

CURSE, noun. A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.
CURSE, noun. A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.
CURSE, noun. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
CURSE, noun. A vulgar epithet.
CURSE, noun. (slang) A woman's menses.
CURSE, verb. (transitive) To place a curse upon (a person or object).
CURSE, verb. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
CURSE, verb. (transitive) To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet.
CURSE, verb. (intransitive) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.
CURSE, verb. 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.
CURSE IT, interjection. (UK) (mildly vulgar) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
CURSE OF SCOTLAND, noun. (cards) (slang) The nine of diamonds.
CURSE OUT, verb. Alternative term for cuss out
CURSE WORD, noun. A word that is a vulgarity.
CURSE WORDS, noun. Plural of curse word

Dictionary definition

CURSE, noun. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted".
CURSE, noun. An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group.
CURSE, noun. An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me".
CURSE, noun. Something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life".
CURSE, noun. A severe affliction.
CURSE, verb. Utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street".
CURSE, verb. Heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger".
CURSE, verb. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child".
CURSE, verb. Exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner".

Wise words

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