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curse

curse

 
pronunciation:
kuhrs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement of a wish that something bad will happen to someone or something.
"May it always rain on your birthday!" was the curse that he shouted at me.
antonyms:
blessing
similar words:
spell
definition 2: a word or words used to swear.
We heard a loud crash and then curses from Uncle Joe's workshop.
synonyms:
oath
definition 3: something that brings harm or suffering.
Millions live with the curse of not having enough to eat.
synonyms:
evil
antonyms:
boon
similar words:
affliction, enemy, misfortune, plague, torment
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cursed, curses, cursing
definition 1: to make a statement that wishes harm on.
He cursed his enemy to bring him bad luck.
antonyms:
bless, congratulate
definition 2: to swear at.
She cursed the dog for digging up her flowers.
definition 3: to cause to suffer.
She was cursed with a desire to have what she could not have.
synonyms:
jinx
similar words:
blight, doom, plague