Synonyms for curse

Synonyms for (noun) curse

Synonyms: oath, curse, curse word, cuss, expletive, swearing, swearword

Definition: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger

Usage: expletives were deleted

Similar words: profanity

Definition: vulgar or irreverent speech or action


Synonyms: jinx, hex, whammy, curse

Definition: an evil spell

Usage: a witch put a curse on his whole family; he put the whammy on me

Similar words: spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm

Definition: a verbal formula believed to have magical force

Usage: he whispered a spell as he moved his hands; inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese


Synonyms: curse, condemnation, execration

Definition: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

Similar words: denouncement, denunciation

Definition: a public act of denouncing


Synonyms: curse, torment

Definition: a severe affliction

Similar words: affliction

Definition: a cause of great suffering and distress


Synonyms: curse, nemesis, bane, scourge

Definition: something causing misery or death

Usage: the bane of my life

Similar words: affliction

Definition: a cause of great suffering and distress

Synonyms for (verb) curse

Synonyms: blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate

Definition: utter obscenities or profanities

Usage: The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

Similar words: express, utter, verbalise, verbalize, give tongue to

Definition: articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

Usage: She expressed her anger; He uttered a curse


Synonyms: beshrew, bedamn, anathemise, anathemize, imprecate, curse, damn, maledict

Definition: wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

Usage: The bad witch cursed the child

Similar words: bring up, call down, call forth, invoke, conjure, conjure up, arouse, put forward, raise, evoke, stir

Definition: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Usage: raise the specter of unemployment; he conjured wild birds in the air; call down the spirits from the mountain


Synonyms: curse

Definition: heap obscenities upon

Usage: The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger

Similar words: abuse, shout, blackguard, clapperclaw

Definition: use foul or abusive language towards

Usage: The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket; The angry mother shouted at the teacher


Synonyms: curse, excommunicate, unchurch

Definition: exclude from a church or a religious community

Usage: The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner

Similar words: keep out, exclude, shut, shut out

Definition: prevent from entering; shut out

Usage: The trees were shutting out all sunlight; This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country