Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  2. (noun, communication) an evil spell
    he put the whammy on me
  3. (noun, communication) an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  4. (noun, event) a severe affliction
  5. (noun, state) something causing misery or death
  6. (verb, communication) utter obscenities or profanities
  7. (verb, communication) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  8. (verb, communication) heap obscenities upon
  9. (verb, communication) exclude from a church or a religious community

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Curse


Origin of the word Curse

  1. O.E. curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps O.Fr. curuz "anger," or L. cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Gmc., Romance, or Celtic. Meaning "to swear profanely" is from c.1230. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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