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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Synonyms & Antonyms for execration

Synonyms

anathema, ban, curse, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]

Antonyms

benediction, benison, blessing

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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

First Known Use of execration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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