execration

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

Definition of execration

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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