verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
- curry powder,
- curry puff,
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- curschmann's spirals,
- curse word,
Origin of curse
Examples from the Web for curse
However, these “potty-mouthed princesses” curse like proverbial sailors to prove a point.Marcel the Shell Returns, Potty-Mouthed Princesses, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His memory is encyclopedic--a curse for a man who feels persecuted.
For much of our political history, the “third term” curse was non-existent.
Throwing out a ceremonial first pitch has always been a blessing and a curse.Viral Video of the Day: Chrissy Teigen's Drunken Dodger Pitch|Jack Holmes|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The remoteness of the area has been both its curse and its blessing throughout history.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was too desperate to curse his fate—he could only long for food.The Ape, the Idiot & Other People|W. C. Morrow
Its been the curse of my life to be the son of an eminent man.The Bishop's Apron|W. Somerset Maugham
In a day or two the defeated aspirant had further cause to curse his false friend.The heart of happy hollow|Paul Laurence Dunbar
I beg you to greet for me all our old friends in the Palatinate; I curse this war to-day more than ever.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Yet you would not curse her now—were she lying here at your feet—or if you were standing by her deathbed?
verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst
Word Origin for curse
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.