|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"
|3.||[ noun ] profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger|
|Synonyms:||oath expletive swearing swearword cuss curse_word|
"expletives were deleted"
|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"
|6.||[ noun ] an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group|
|Related terms:||denunciation imprecation anathema|
|7.||[ verb ] (religion) exclude from a church or a religious community|
"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|