• To place a curse upon (a person or object).
  • To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
  • To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet.
  • To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.
  • 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.


Opposite words


  • From Middle English curse, kors, cors, curs, from Old English cors, curs, of unknown origin.
  • From Middle English cursen, corsen, coursen, from Old English corsian, cursian, from the noun (see above).

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