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curse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of curse

  1. 1 a prayer that harm will come to someone uttered a curse upon his persecutor from the scaffold Synonyms of curse anathema, ban, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish] Words Related to curse censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; pox Near Antonyms of curse citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement) Antonyms of curse benediction, benison, blessing

  2. 2 a disrespectful or indecent word or expression started muttering curses after hitting his thumb with the hammer Synonyms of curse swearword, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, profanity, swear, vulgarismWords Related to curse bawdry, language, scurrility; execration, imprecation, malediction; epithet, name; oath

  3. 3 a source of harm or misfortune intolerance of personal differences is a curse of humanity Synonyms of curse affliction, bane, nemesis, scourgeWords Related to curse hex, hoodoo, jinx; danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat, trouble; booby trap, catch, pitfall, snagNear Antonyms of curse advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; comfort, consolation, solace; delight, joy, pleasure; armor, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shieldAntonyms of curse benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, good, manna, windfall


curse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of curse

  1. 1 to ask a divine power to send harm or evil upon I curse the guy who had the idea of having annoying salespeople call up innocent people to sell them things they don't want Synonyms of curse anathematize, beshrew [archaic], imprecate, maledict Words Related to curse condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprobate; hex, jinx, voodoo; dang, darn (also durn), dash; cuss (out), fulminate (against), rail (against), revile Near Antonyms of curse applaud, commend, congratulate Antonyms of curse bless

  2. 2 to cause persistent suffering to misfortunes and problems seem to have cursed everyone ever associated with that house Synonyms of curse agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, besiege, afflict, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, tortureWords Related to curse assail, attack; badger, dog, hound, pursue, ride; aggravate, agitate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, distress, disturb, exasperate, gall, get, grate, gripe, hagride, harass, harry, irk, irritate, molest, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, vex; discomfort, discompose, disquiet, fluster, grieve, perturb, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry; crush, oppress, overpower, overwhelm, smite, strike, tyrannize, victimize; hurt, pain, pang, prick, smart, stab, sting, wring; martyrNear Antonyms of curse abet, aid, assist, help; deliver, release, relieve, reprieve; comfort, console, content, quiet, solace, soothe, succor

  3. 3 to use offensive or indecent language you'll have to put a quarter in the jar every time you curse Synonyms of curse blaspheme, swear, cussWords Related to curse anathematize, confound, damn, execrate, imprecate; fulminate, rail, rant, revile

  4. 4 to use profane or obscene language at or about cursed him for showing up late—and drunk at that Synonyms of curse damnWords Related to curse imprecate, maledict; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms of curse bless, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, salute



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