execration

noun
ex·​e·​cra·​tion | \ ˌek-sə-ˈkrā-shən How to pronounce execration (audio) \

Definition of execration

1 : the act of cursing or denouncing also : the curse so uttered
2 : an object of curses : something detested

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Examples of execration in a Sentence

upon discovering that someone had stolen his golf bag, he let loose a volley of execrations a cowardly betrayal that earned him the execration of all who had remained loyal to the cause
Recent Examples on the Web The Democrats’ howls of execration are perfectly understandable. Mario Loyola, National Review, "Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy Now," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of execration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Execration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/execration. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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