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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 anathema, ban, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish] Related Words censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; pox Near Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement) Antonyms benediction, benison, blessing

  2. 2 a disrespectful or indecent word or expression started muttering curses after hitting his thumb with the hammer Synonyms swearword, cuss, cussword, dirty word, expletive, four-letter word, obscenity, profanity, swear, vulgarismRelated Words 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 affliction, bane, nemesis, scourgeRelated Words hex, hoodoo, jinx; danger, hazard, menace, peril, risk, threat, trouble; booby trap, catch, pitfall, snagNear Antonyms advantage, aid, assistance, gift, help, relief, support; comfort, consolation, solace; delight, joy, pleasure; armor, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shieldAntonyms 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 anathematize, beshrew [archaic], imprecate, maledict Related Words condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprobate; hex, jinx, voodoo; dang, darn (also durn), dash; cuss (out), fulminate (against), rail (against), revile Near Antonyms applaud, commend, congratulate Antonyms bless

  2. 2 to cause persistent suffering to misfortunes and problems seem to have cursed everyone ever associated with that house Synonyms agonize, anguish, bedevil, beset, besiege, afflict, excruciate, harrow, persecute, plague, rack, torment, tortureRelated Words 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 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 blaspheme, swear, cussRelated Words 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 damnRelated Words imprecate, maledict; criticize, reprove; admonish, chide, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms bless, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, salute



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