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Definition 1: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) vulgar or irreverent speech or action

Definition 2: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) a public act of denouncing

(... is a kind of curse ) a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

(... is a kind of curse ) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

"he suffered the imprecations of the mob"

Definition 3: an evil spell - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a witch put a curse on his whole family
  • he put the whammy on me

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) a verbal formula believed to have magical force

"he whispered a spell as he moved his hands" "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"

Definition 4: a severe affliction - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) a cause of great suffering and distress

Definition 5: something causing misery or death - [noun denoting state]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bane of my life

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) a cause of great suffering and distress

Definition 6: utter obscenities or profanities - [verb of communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

(curse has a similar meaning as ...) speak of in an irreverent or impious manner

"blaspheme God"

Definition 7: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon - [verb of communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bad witch cursed the child

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Definition 8: heap obscenities upon - [verb of communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger

(curse is a kind of ...) use foul or abusive language towards

"The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket" "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"

Definition 9: exclude from a church or a religious community - [verb of communication]

Samples where curse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner

Synonyms for curse in the sense of this definition

(curse is a kind of ...) prevent from entering; shut out

"The trees were shutting out all sunlight" "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"

(curse has a similar meaning as ...) oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

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