Cursing


Cursing

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  • Cursing — • In its popular acceptation cursing is often confounded, especially in the phrase cursing and swearing , with the use of profane and insulting language; in canon law it sometimes signifies the ban of excommunication pronounced by the Church… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cursing — index blasphemy, profanity, revilement Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cursing — profanity, swearing, *blasphemy Analogous words: *curse, imprecation, malediction, anathema: execration, objurgation (see corresponding verbs at EXECRATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Cursing — Curse Curse (k?rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cursed} (k?rst) or {Curst}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cursing}.] [AS. cursian, corsian, perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. & Sw. kors cross, Icel kross, all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cursing —    Invoking curses is a significant ability attributed to shamans in many cultures. It may either be thought of positively (as a means of protecting a shaman’s community, perhaps as a form of combat against enemies) or negatively (as a sanction… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • cursing — ➡ swear words * * * …   Universalium

  • cursing — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, abusive, bad language, billingsgate, blasphemous, blue language, calumniatory, calumnious, colorful language, comminatory, contumelious, cussing, damnatory, denunciatory, dirty, dirty language, dirty talk …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cursing — kɜːs n. swear word; evil proclamation, imprecation; misfortune v. swear; blaspheme; wish evil on someone or something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cursing — Malediction; imprecation; execration; profane words intended to convey hate and to invoke harm; swearing …   Black's law dictionary

  • cursing — Malediction; imprecation; execration; profane words intended to convey hate and to invoke harm; swearing …   Black's law dictionary