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Definition of Curse


  1. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
  2. 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.
  3. To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
  4. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
  5. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
  6. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.

Curse Quotations

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Paul Harris

Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don't support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.
James Altucher

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde
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Curse Translations

curse in Danish is bande
curse in Dutch is ketteren, godlasteren, vloeken
curse in Finnish is herjata
curse in German is Fluch
curse in Italian is maledire
curse in Latin is pestis pestis, vomica
curse in Norwegian is forbanne, forbannelse
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