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imprecation

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noun im·pre·ca·tion \ˌim-pri-ˈkā-shən\

Simple Definition of imprecation

  • : an offensive word or phrase that people say when they are angry

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of imprecation

  1. 1 :  curse

  2. 2 :  the act of imprecating

imprecatory

play \ˈim-pri-kə-ˌtȯr-ē, im-ˈpre-kə-\ adjective

Examples of imprecation in a sentence

  1. He muttered imprecations under his breath.

  2. <the defiant prisoner continued to hurl imprecations and insults at the guards>



15th Century

First Known Use of imprecation

15th century



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