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curse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of curse

  1. 1 a prayer that harm will come to someone <uttered a curse upon his persecutor from the scaffold> Synonyms anathema, ban, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish] Related Words censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; pox Near Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement) Antonyms benediction, benison, blessing

  2. 2 a disrespectful or indecent word or expression <started muttering curses after hitting his thumb with the hammer> Synonyms swearword, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, profanity, swear, vulgarismRelated Words bawdry, language, scurrility; execration, imprecation, malediction; epithet, name; oath

  3. 3 a source of harm or misfortune <intolerance of personal differences is a curse of humanity> Synonyms affliction, bane, nemesis, scourgeRelated Words hex, hoodoo, jinx; danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat, trouble; booby trap, catch, pitfall, snagNear Antonyms advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; comfort, consolation, solace; delight, joy, pleasure; armor, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shieldAntonyms benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall




curse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of curse

  1. 1 to ask a divine power to send harm or evil upon <I curse the guy who had the idea of having annoying salespeople call up innocent people to sell them things they don't want> Synonyms anathematize, beshrew [archaic], imprecate, maledict Related Words condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprobate; hex, jinx, voodoo; dang, darn (also durn), dash; cuss (out), fulminate (against), rail (against), revile Near Antonyms applaud, commend, congratulate Antonyms bless

  2. 2 to cause persistent suffering to <misfortunes and problems seem to have cursed everyone ever associated with that house> Synonyms agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, besiege, afflict, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, tortureRelated Words assail, attack; badger, dog, hound, pursue, ride; aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex; discomfort, discompose, disquiet, fluster, grieve, perturb, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry; crush, oppress, overpower, overwhelm, smite, strike, tyrannize, victimize; hurt, pain, pang, prick, smart, stab, sting, wring; martyrNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist, help; deliver, release, relieve, reprieve; comfort, console, content, quiet, solace, soothe, succor

  3. 3 to use offensive or indecent language <you'll have to put a quarter in the jar every time you curse> Synonyms blaspheme, swear, cussRelated Words anathematize, confound, damn, execrate, imprecate; fulminate, rail, rant, revile

  4. 4 to use profane or obscene language at or about <cursed him for showing up late—and drunk at that> Synonyms damnRelated Words imprecate, maledict; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms bless, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, salute




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