verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
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- curschmann's spirals,
- curse word,
Origin of curse
Examples from the Web for cursing
It was after Brown refused, cursing at him and continuing to walk in the street, that Wilson said he made the connection.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson|Jacob Siegel|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Goodness knows I paid my share into the office “cursing jar” when I worked for her.
Now, after the sharp, wildly fun two-part Veep finale, Selina Meyer is cursing all the way from the West Wing.
Before I figured this out, I spent many hours cursing at the technology on my head.High-Tech Meditation: Swap Your Yogi for a Headset|Gregory Ferenstein|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may seem as a shock to Veep fans, but all that cursing is actually an act in expert editing and judiciousness.
He came up in a furious rage, cursing us and brandishing a revolver.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
They wore the sombreros and leggings and leather belts, but there was no disorder, no cursing, no shouting nor yelling.The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Even now, with a cursing throng of maniacs round him, he only thought of his own safety.The Tangled Skein|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
How strange it would seem for a cursing old sinner like me to preach and pray as that missionary does!The Cabin on the Prairie|C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson
"Boss—" he began in a tone of entreaty, but realizing that he was alone he fell weakly to cursing Gilmore.The Just and the Unjust|Vaughan Kester
verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst
Word Origin for curse
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
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.