Execrative
Execrative Ex"e*cra*tive, n. A word used for cursing; an imprecatory word or expression. --Earle. [1913 Webster]

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  • Execrative — Ex e*cra*tive, a. Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying. Carlyle. {Ex e*cra*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • execrative — index profane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • execrative — adjective see execrate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • execrative — execratively, adv. /ek si kray tiv, kreuh /, adj. 1. pertaining to or characterized by execration. 2. prone to execrate. [1820 30; EXECRATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • execrative — ex·e·cra·tive …   English syllables

  • execrative — /ˈɛksəkreɪtɪv/ (say eksuhkraytiv) adjective 1. relating to or characterised by execration. 2. prone to execrate. –execratively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • execrative — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Execratively — Execrative Ex e*cra*tive, a. Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying. Carlyle. {Ex e*cra*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ex|e|cra|to|ry — «EHK suh kruh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = execrative. (Cf. ↑execrative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • execrate — transitive verb ( crated; crating) Etymology: Latin exsecratus, past participle of exsecrari to put under a curse, from ex + sacr , sacer sacred Date: 1531 1. to declare to be evil or detestable ; denounce 2. to detest utterly • execrative… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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