- The definition of a curse is a swear word or a bad word or the state of bad luck caused by someone wishing evil or injury to happen to someone else.
- An example of a curse is the "f" word.
- An example of a curse is when your enemy put a hex on you or wished bad things upon you.
- Curse is defined as to wish evil or injury on someone or to use swear words.
- An example of curse is when you wish that your enemy would get chicken pox.
- An example of curse is when you say a bad word like the "f" word.
curse definition by Webster's New World
- a calling on God or the gods to send evil or injury down on some person or thing
- a profane, obscene, or blasphemous oath, imprecation, etc. expressing hatred, anger, vexation, etc.
- evil or injury that seems to come in answer to a curse
- any cause of evil or injury
Origin: Middle English and amp; Late Old English noun curs, verb cursian: probably ; from Classical Latin cursus (see course), used of the course of daily liturgical prayers and of the set of imprecations in the formal recital of offenses entailing excommunication; hence, consignment to an evil fate
- to call evil or injury down on; damn
- to swear at; use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language against
- to bring evil or injury on; afflict
curse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.b. The evil or misfortune that comes in or as if in response to such an appeal: bewailed the curse of ill health.
- One that is accursed.
- A source or cause of evil; a scourge: “Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race” (William Ewart Gladstone).
- A profane word or phrase; a swearword.
- Ecclesiastical A censure, ban, or anathema.
- Slang Menstruation. Used with the.
- To invoke evil or misfortune upon; damn.
- To swear at.
- To bring evil upon; afflict: was cursed with crippling arthritis.
- Ecclesiastical To put under a ban or an anathema; excommunicate.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English curs.
- cursˈer noun
curse - Phrases/Idioms
be cursed with