execration

play
noun ex·e·cra·tion \ˌek-sə-ˈkrā-shən\

Definition of execration

  1. 1 :  the act of cursing or denouncing; also :  the curse so uttered

  2. 2 :  an object of curses :  something detested

Examples of execration in a Sentence

  1. upon discovering that someone had stolen his golf bag, he let loose a volley of execrations

  2. a cowardly betrayal that earned him the execration of all who had remained loyal to the cause

First Known Use of execration

14th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up execration? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to be a fixed element or attribute

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!