Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun curse

5 senses of curse

Sense 1
curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss -- (profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted")
       => profanity -- (vulgar or irreverent speech or action)

Sense 2
execration, condemnation, curse -- (an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group)
       => denunciation, denouncement -- (a public act of denouncing)

Sense 3
hex, jinx, curse, whammy -- (an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me")
       => spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm -- (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")

Sense 4
bane, curse, scourge, nemesis -- (something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life")
       => affliction -- (a cause of great suffering and distress)

Sense 5
curse, torment -- (a severe affliction)
       => affliction -- (a cause of great suffering and distress)

Antonyms of verb curse

1 of 4 senses of curse

Sense 3
curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict -- (wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child")
       Antonym of bless (Sense 1)
      => bless -- (give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curse

4 senses of curse

Sense 1
curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate -- (utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 2
curse -- (heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger")
       => abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout -- (use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher")

Sense 3
curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict -- (wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child")
       => raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth -- (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")

Sense 4
excommunicate, unchurch, curse -- (exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner")
       => exclude, keep out, shut out, shut -- (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")

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