Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 908 (Malediction)

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#908. Malediction. -- N. malediction, malison[obs], curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration, anathema, ban, proscription, excommunication, commination[obs], thunders of the Vatican, fulmination, maranatha[obs]; aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation.

abuse; foul language, bad language, strong language, unparliamentary language; billingsgate, sauce, evil speaking; cursing &c. v.; profane swearing, oath; foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility.

threat &c. 909; more bark than bite; invective &c. (disapprobation) 932.

V. curse, accurse[obs], imprecate, damn, swear at; curse with bell book and candle; invoke curses on the head of, call down curses on the head of; devote to destruction.

execrate, beshrew[obs], scold; anathematize &c. (censure) 932; bold up to execration, denounce, proscribe, excommunicate, fulminate, thunder against; threaten &c. 909.

curse and swear; swear, swear like a trooper; fall a cursing, rap out an oath, damn.

Adj. cursing, cursed &c. v.

Int. woe to! beshrew[obs]! ruat coelum[Lat]! ill betide, woe betide; confusion seize! damn! damn it! damn you! damn you to hell! go to hell! go to blazes! confound! blast! curse! devil take! hang! out with! a plague upon! out upon! aroynt[obs]! honi soit[Fr]! parbleu[Fr]!

Phr. delenda est Carthago[Lat].