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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

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde

Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
Maya Angelou

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
Winston Churchill
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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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