Definitions of curse

  1. wish harm upon; put a curse on; " The bad witch cursed the child"
  2. something causes misery or death; " the bane of my life"
  3. utter obscenities or profanities; " The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
  4. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  5. exclude from a church or a religious community; " The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
  6. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; " expletives were deleted"
  7. an evil spell; " a witch put a curse on his whole family"; " he put the whammy on me"
  8. a severe affliction
  9. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; " The bad witch cursed the child"
  10. heap obscenities upon; " The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
  11. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
  12. To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
  13. To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
  14. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
  15. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
  16. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
  17. An oath; a prayer for injury to come to someone; that which brings or causes evil.
  18. To wish or bring evil upon; to call on a divine power to send evil upon; to torment.
  19. To swear.
  20. To invoke or wish evil upon: to devote to perdition: to vex or torment.
  21. To utter imprecations: to swear.
  22. The invocation or wishing of evil or harm upon: evil invoked on another: torment.
  23. CURSER.
  24. Invocation of evil upon; evil invoked; affliction; ruin.
  25. To invoke evil upon; to vex or torment.
  26. To utter imprecations.
  27. To invoke evil upon; anathematize; excommunicate.
  28. To cause great evils to.
  29. To utter imprecations; swear; blaspheme.
  30. An imprecation of evil; profane oath.
  31. Calamity invoked; a source of evil.
  32. Imprecation of evil; the evil imprecated; the cause of evil; sentence of divine vengeance on sinners.
  33. To imprecate evil upon; to bring evil upon by a curse; to vex, harass, or torment with great calamities.
  34. To utter imprecations; to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine vengeance.
  35. To utter a wish of evil against one; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate; to utter imprecations; to vex or torment.
  36. A malediction; a wishing of evil; great vexation or torment.

Usage examples for curse

  1. You've been the curse of my life! – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  2. That curse be thine. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  3. And yet, curse it, I like the lad. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  4. She dropped at my voice, and, I had time to curse myself while I made a light and tried to raise her from the floor. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  5. Curse me, if I don't go up and have a look at the old boy myself. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  6. Looking for her- and hoping he won't find her, curse him! – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  7. Perhaps he was home, perhaps he would curse her the way he had Rachel, perhaps he would strike her. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  8. Yes, curse you: do what you like. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  9. " Curse your pride," said that lady. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  10. Do a good action and it turns out a curse! – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  11. God curse those marabouts. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  12. Curse him, what can have become of him? – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  13. There, curse you, take that. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  14. Curse you, keep away! – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  15. How does he curse you? – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  16. If it was to be only a scold or a curse from him, ye'd rather it, and to have he be goin' through the country! – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  17. " Curse the man," muttered Lovelace. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  18. Too late, I found out the curse of his life- and of mine. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  19. " Then curse him, he shall see me marry her," said Richard, eagerly. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. He'd make some awful break, and then- Oh, curse the luck, anyway! – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train