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