execration

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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

14th Century

First Known Use of execration

14th century



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