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Meaning of curse

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;
           "expletives were deleted" [syn: {curse}, {curse word},
           {expletive}, {oath}, {swearing}, {swearword}, {cuss}]
      2: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on
         someone or some group [syn: {execration}, {condemnation},
      3: an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he
         put the whammy on me" [syn: {hex}, {jinx}, {curse}, {whammy}]
      4: something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"
         [syn: {bane}, {curse}, {scourge}, {nemesis}]
      5: a severe affliction [syn: {curse}, {torment}]
      v 1: utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were
           cursing loudly in the street" [syn: {curse}, {cuss},
           {blaspheme}, {swear}, {imprecate}]
      2: heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't
         get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
      3: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the
         child" [syn: {curse}, {beshrew}, {damn}, {bedamn},
         {anathemize}, {anathemise}, {imprecate}, {maledict}] [ant:
      4: exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay
         priest was excommunicated when he married his partner" [syn:
         {excommunicate}, {unchurch}, {curse}] [ant: {communicate}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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