Imprecation definition

ĭmprĭ-kāshən
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The definition of an imprecation is the act of calling for evil or a curse on someone.

An example of an imprecation is a girl saying she hopes her ex boyfriend rots in hell.

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The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon someone; a prayer that a curse or calamity may befall someone.
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A curse.
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A curse.

Muttering imprecations as he worked.

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The act of imprecating.
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A curse.
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The act of imprecating evil, etc. on someone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
imprecation
Plural:
imprecations

Origin of imprecation

  • From Latin imprecātio (“calling down of curses”), from imprecor (“call down, invoke”), from in- (“towards”) + precor (“pray”).

    From Wiktionary