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Verb
Present participle for to utter offensive words in anger or annoyance
“I heard my Grandma curse in anger for the first time that morning when she asked Ralph to get his drunken butt off of her porch and out of her life.”
Verb
Present participle for to criticize or abuse someone verbally
“Sometimes, he would summon me to his office and start to curse me up and down, citing so-and-so and this-or-that as wrong.”
Verb
Present participle for to afflict, or be afflicted with, a misfortune or something undesirable
“He told her that if she kept harassing him, he would curse her with banishment from the shrine.”
Verb
Present participle for to invoke or use a (magical) curse against
“Claims that the woman invoked a loa to curse him with insanity are invalidated by a complete lack of proof that he ever became insane.”
Noun
Insulting and offensive language
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Noun
The act of swearing, or making an oath
Noun
The formal expression of severe disapproval
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Adjective
Often said of someone skilled at or given to insulting or belittling others
Adjective
Lacking piety or respect for the sacred
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