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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss(noun)

    profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

    "expletives were deleted"

    Synonyms:
    pesterer, whammy, feller, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, bloke, jinx, oath, fella, lad, blighter, pest, fellow, gent, execration, gadfly, cuss, chap, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment

    Antonyms:
    bless

  2. execration, condemnation, curse(noun)

    an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

    Synonyms:
    abomination, whammy, condemnation, expletive, abhorrence, swearing, curse word, bane, jinx, scourge, oath, sentence, judgment of conviction, nemesis, execration, cuss, conviction, curse, swearword, odium, detestation, disapprobation, hex, loathing, torment

    Antonyms:
    bless

  3. hex, jinx, curse, whammy(noun)

    an evil spell

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

    Synonyms:
    whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, jinx, oath, execration, cuss, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, jonah

    Antonyms:
    bless

  4. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

    Synonyms:
    whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, flagellum, jinx, oath, execration, cuss, threat, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, terror

    Antonyms:
    bless

  5. curse, torment(verb)

    a severe affliction

    Synonyms:
    bedevilment, whammy, scourge, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, jinx, oath, badgering, worrying, curse, execration, cuss, harassment, agony, torture, swearword, nemesis, anguish, bane, hex, torment

    Antonyms:
    bless

  6. curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate(verb)

    utter obscenities or profanities

    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

    Synonyms:
    maledict, excommunicate, affirm, blaspheme, trust, swan, imprecate, anathemize, beshrew, bedamn, damn, aver, assert, avow, anathemise, cuss, swear, curse, depose, depone, unchurch, bank, rely, verify

    Antonyms:
    bless

  7. curse(verb)

    heap obscenities upon

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

    Synonyms:
    bedamn, excommunicate, unchurch, beshrew, imprecate, anathemize, anathemise, blaspheme, damn, maledict, swear, cuss

    Antonyms:
    bless

  8. curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict(verb)

    wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

    "The bad witch cursed the child"

    Synonyms:
    bedamn, maledict, excommunicate, blaspheme, anathematize, imprecate, anathemize, beshrew, execrate, damn, comminate, anathematise, anathemise, cuss, swear, curse, accurse, unchurch

    Antonyms:
    bless

  9. excommunicate, unchurch, curse(verb)

    exclude from a church or a religious community

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

    Synonyms:
    unchurch, excommunicate, bedamn, beshrew, imprecate, anathemize, anathemise, blaspheme, damn, maledict, swear, curse, cuss

    Antonyms:
    bless

Wiktionary

  1. curse(noun)

    Antonyms:
    bless

  2. curse(noun)

    To place a curse upon (a person or object).

    Antonyms:
    bless

  3. curse(noun)

    To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet at someone or something.

    Antonyms:
    bless

  4. curse(verb)

    To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.

    Antonyms:
    bless

  5. curse(verb)

    Synonyms:
    swear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curse

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    Antonyms:
    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    execrate, anathematize, denounce, invoke or imprecate evil upon

  2. curse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    utter curses

  3. curse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    malediction, anathema, execration, imprecation, fulmination, denunciation, ban

  4. curse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scourge, plague, torment, affliction, trouble, vexation, annoyance, bitter pill, thorn in the side

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

curses, scourge, cursing, bane, spell, omen, calamity, fate, doom, swear, affliction, frightful


Translations for curse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لعن, لعنةArabic
  • псувня, проклинам, клетва, проклятие, псувам, ругаяBulgarian
  • mallozhBreton
  • malediccióCatalan, Valencian
  • nadávka, kletba, nadávat, proklít, proklínat, prokletí, klítCzech
  • клѧтиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • melltith, rhegi, rheg, melltithioWelsh
  • forbandelseDanish
  • Verdammnis, Fluch, fluchen, Menstruation, Verwünschung, Tage, Periode, verfluchenGerman
  • κατάρα, αναθεματίζω, βρίζωGreek
  • malbeni, malbenoEsperanto
  • maldición, maldecir, mala palabra, menstruación, reglaSpanish
  • kirous, menkat, kiroilla, kirotaFinnish
  • mauvais sort, malédiction, maudireFrench
  • קללה, קיללHebrew
  • megátkoz, átok, átkozHungarian
  • հայհոյանք, հայհոյել, ուշունց տալ, անեծք, անիծել, քրֆելArmenian
  • blóta, bölvun, bölvaIcelandic
  • maleficio, imprecazione, bestemmiare, maledizione, maledire, imprecareItalian
  • קללהHebrew
  • 呪い, 呪うJapanese
  • 저주Korean
  • nalet, lanet, جوێنKurdish
  • каргоо, аалат, наалат чачууKyrgyz
  • exsecratio, exsecrorLatin
  • prakeikimas, prakeiksmasLithuanian
  • lāstsLatvian
  • oraora, kanga, kangakanga, kohukohuMāori
  • sumpahanMalay
  • saħtaMaltese
  • vloeken, vloek, vervloeken, beheksenDutch
  • eid, bannordNorwegian Nynorsk
  • forbannelse, ed, banneord, forbanneNorwegian
  • klątwa, przekleństwo, przekląć, przeklinać, zakląć, kląćPolish
  • menstruação, maldição, praga, palavra de baixo calão, amaldiçoar, praguejar, xingar, vulgaridade, obscenidadePortuguese
  • blestem, înjura, blestemaRomanian
  • проклятие, ругательство, проклинать, проклясть, ругаться, ана́фема, месячные, ругать, обругатьRussian
  • opsovati, kletva, prokletstvo, prokleti, ukleti, проклети, уклети, псовати, опсовати, клетва, проклетство, псовка, psovka, клети, kleti, psovatiSerbo-Croatian
  • prekletstvo, kletevSlovene
  • mallkimi, mallkojAlbanian
  • förbanna, svära, menstruation, förbannelse, svordomSwedish
  • laana, laaniSwahili
  • சாபம்Tamil
  • శాపం, తిట్టు, శపించుTelugu
  • sumpaTagalog
  • لعنتUrdu
  • nguyền rủaVietnamese
  • mifätotVolapük

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