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CURSE, pret. and pp. cursed or curst.

1. To utter a wish of evil against one to imprecate evil upon to call for mischief or injury to fall upon to execrate.

Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people. Exodus 22 .

Bless and curse not. Romans 12 .

Curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me. Numbers 22 .

2. To injure to subject to evil to vex, harass or torment with great calamities.

On impious realms and barbarous kings impose thy plagues, and curse em with such sons as those.

3. To devote to evil.

CURSE, To utter imprecations to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine vengeance.

Then began he to curse and to swear. Matthew 26 .


1. Malediction the expression of a wish of evil to another.

Shimei--who cured me with a grievous curse. 1 Kings 2 .

2. Imprecation of evil.

They entered into a curse, and into an oath. Nehemiah 10 .

3. Affliction torment great vexation.

I will make this city a curse to all nations. Jeremiah 26 .

4. Condemnation sentence of divine vengeance on sinners.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. Galatians 3 .

5. Denunciation of evil.

The priest shall write all these curses in a book. Numbers 5 .

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Entry for 'Curse'. King James Dictionary.

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