curse (

     n 1: profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger;
          "expletives were deleted" [syn: curse word, expletive,
           oath, swearing, swearword, cuss]
     2: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on
        someone or some group [syn: execration, condemnation]
     3: an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"
        [syn: hex, jinx]
     4: something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
        [syn: bane, scourge, nemesis]
     5: a severe affliction [syn: torment]
     v 1: utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were
          cursing loudly in the street" [syn: cuss, blaspheme,
           swear, imprecate]
     2: heap obscenities upon
     3: wish harm upon; put a curse on; "The bad witch cursed the
        child" [syn: beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, imprecate,
         maledict] [ant: bless]
     4: exclude from a church or a religious communities [syn: excommunicate]
        [ant: communicate]