1. [ verb ] utter obscenities or profanities
Synonyms: swear cuss blaspheme imprecate

"The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

Related terms: express blaspheme swearer
2. [ verb ] heap obscenities upon

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

Related terms: abuse
3. [ noun ] profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
Synonyms: oath expletive swearing swearword cuss curse_word

"expletives were deleted"

Related terms: profanity
4. [ verb ] wish harm upon; put a curse on
Synonyms: damn imprecate bedamn anathemize maledict anathemise beshrew

"The bad witch cursed the child"

Related terms: bless raise imprecation damnation execration hex
5. [ noun ] an evil spell
Synonyms: hex whammy jinx

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

Related terms: spell
6. [ noun ] an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
Synonyms: condemnation execration
Related terms: denunciation imprecation anathema
7. [ verb ] (religion) exclude from a church or a religious community
Synonyms: excommunicate

"The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

Related terms: communicate exclude excommunicate excommunication
8. [ noun ] something causes misery or death
Synonyms: scourge nemesis bane

"the bane of my life"

Related terms: affliction lay_waste_to
9. [ noun ] a severe affliction
Synonyms: torment
Related terms: affliction
Similar spelling:   currish