[k_ˈɜː_s], [kˈɜːs], [kˈɜːs]

Definitions of curse:

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

Antonyms for curse:

benison, fortune, talisman, communicate, hallow, fetish, esteem, reconciliation, pleasure, bless, expiation, affection, windfall, boon, endorsement, atonement, felicity, citation, good, Fortunateness, gratification, enjoyment, support, assistance, commendation, defense, help, sacralize, advantage, amulet, treat, comfort, propitiation, charm, desire, aid, joy, safety, mojo, security, phylactery, safeguard, mascot, guard, manna, luck, shield, godsend, approval, satisfaction, appreciation, benediction, consolation, Luckiness, delight, protection, gift, solace, benefit, armor, blessing, relief, sanctify, Periapt.

Quotes for curse:

  1. Oil wealth has been a curse on us, made us weak and docile. – Abu Bakar Bashir
  2. Every blessing ignored becomes a curse – Paulo Coelho
  3. Fits did not go over well in my house. There was a lot of discipline and obedience and you had to be very ladylike. Ladies didn't curse and I still don't curse in front of my parents. – Daisy Fuentes
  4. I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I'm sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie, then I'm sorry for him. – Vincent Gallo
  5. I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked. – Jimi Hendrix
  6. The circumstances, including my body and my parents, whom I may curse are my soul's own choice and I do not understand this because I have forgotten. – James Hillman
  7. I really feel like the gift is also the curse It's always half -and -half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay. – Alice Hoffman
  8. Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse and morality without religion is impossible. – Mark Hopkins
  9. I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots. – Henry Miller
  10. Child prodigy is a curse because you've got all those terrible possibilities. – Itzhak Perlman
  11. In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries. – Ezra Pound
  12. I don't agree with everything he did in his life, but we're dealing with this Howard Hughes, at this point. And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes, the curse so to speak. – Martin Scorsese
  13. We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word. – Charles Spurgeon
  14. I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon. – Billy Sunday
  15. Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation. – Victoria Woodhull

Usage examples for curse:

  1. There, curse you, take that. ” – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  2. Do a good action and it turns out a curse – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  3. 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
  4. “ " Then curse him, he shall see me marry her," said Richard, eagerly. ” – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  5. Curse him, what can have become of him? ” – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  6. Yes, curse you: do what you like. ” – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  7. “ " Curse the man," muttered Lovelace. ” – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  8. “ " Curse your pride," said that lady. ” – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  9. 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
  10. God curse those marabouts. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  11. How does he curse you? ” – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  12. Curse you, keep away! ” – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  13. 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
  14. Curse me, if I don't go up and have a look at the old boy myself. ” – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  15. And yet, curse it, I like the lad. ” – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  16. You've been the curse of my life! ” – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  17. He'd make some awful break, and then- Oh, curse the luck, anyway! ” – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  18. Too late, I found out the curse of his life- and of mine. ” – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  19. 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
  20. Perhaps he was home, perhaps he would curse her the way he had Rachel, perhaps he would strike her. ” – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards

Rhymes for curse:

Idioms for curse:

  • curse at sm or sth;
  • curse sm for sth;
  • curse sm or sth with sth;