Examples of imprecation in a Sentence
He muttered imprecations under his breath.
the defiant prisoner continued to hurl imprecations and insults at the guards
Recent Examples of imprecation from the Web
The ninth Earl Spencer, Diana's brother Charles, in his eulogy hurling imprecations at the media and some seething smacks at the royal family — even as his godmother the queen listened from a few feet away?
But that wasn't what got them out to the rallies, to bathe in that dark energy and chant their imprecations.
Franken takes this limp stick of comedy celery and tries to make a buffet out of it, returning to the mild-imprecation-and-superscript gag again and again and again.
Beyond Mr. Trump’s schoolboy imprecations, the bilious environment has drawn attention to the more serious issue of the United States’ record of putting women in positions of power.
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First Known Use of imprecation
Synonymsanathema, ban, execration, curse, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]
Antonymsbenediction, benison, blessing
Related Wordscensure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; pox
Near Antonymscitation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)
IMPRECATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imprecation for English Language Learners
: an offensive word or phrase that people say when they are angry
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