Execrating
Execrate Ex"e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate. ``They . . . execrate their lct.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • execrating — ex·e·crate || eksɪkreɪt v. hate, despise; curse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Execrate — Ex e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Execrated — Execrate Ex e*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Execrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Execrating}.] [L. execratus, exsecratus, p. p. of execrare, exsecrare, to execrate; ex out + sacer holy, sacred. See {Sacred}.] To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jinx — A jinx, in popular superstition and folklore, is: * A sort of curse placed on a person that makes them prey to large numbers of minor misfortunes and other forms of bad luck; * A person afflicted with a similar curse, who, while not directly… …   Wikipedia

  • Last meal — The last meal is a customary part of a condemned prisoner s last day. The day before the appointed time of execution, the prisoner will be given the meal, as well as religious rites, if he or she desires. In many countries the prisoner may have… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnus Felix Ennodius — Saint Magnus Felix Ennodius Born 474 Arles Died July 17, 521 Honored in Roman Catholic Church Feast July 17 Magnus Felix Ennodius (473 or 474 – July 17, 521) was Bishop of Pavia in 514, and a Latin …   Wikipedia

  • J. Laurence Kulp — John Laurence Kulp (1921 2006) was a 20th century geochemist. He led major studies on the effects of nuclear fallout and acid rain. He was a prominent advocate in creationist circles in favor of an Old Earth and against the pseudoscience of flood …   Wikipedia

  • execrate — execrator, n. /ek si krayt /, v., execrated, execrating. v.t. 1. to detest utterly; abhor; abominate. 2. to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce: He execrated all who opposed him. v.i. 3. to utter curses. [1555 65; < L ex(s)ecratus (ptp. of …   Universalium

  • execration — /ek si kray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of execrating. 2. a curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude. 3. the object execrated; a thing held in abomination. [1350 1400; ME execracioun < L ex(s)ecration (s. of… …   Universalium

  • abusive — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, atrocious, back biting, backhand, backhanded, belittling, bitchy, blackening, blameful, blasphemous, bludgeoning, blustering, browbeating, brutal, bulldozing, bullying, calumniatory, calumnious, catty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”