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Overview of noun curse

The noun curse has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) curse, curse word, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, cuss

(profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted")

2. (1) execration, condemnation, curse

(an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group)

3. (1) hex, jinx, curse, whammy

(an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me")

4. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis

(something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life")

5. curse, torment

(a severe affliction)


Overview of verb curse

The verb curse has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (17) curse, cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate

(utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street")

2. (10) curse

(heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger")

3. (2) curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict

(wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child")

4. excommunicate, unchurch, curse

(exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner")

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