curse curse  /ˈkɜrs/


  1. (n) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  2. (n) an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  3. (n) an evil spell
  4. (n) something causing misery or death
  5. (n) a severe affliction
  6. (v) utter obscenities or profanities
  7. (v) heap obscenities upon
  8. (v) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  9. (v) exclude from a church or a religious community


  1. A curse from an angry tavern owner whose smelly pet goat was denied admission to Wrigley Field.
  2. That experience was both my blessing and my curse.
  3. The curse also disables Harry severely enough that he could have succumbed to death if he had chosen that path.


  1. Deborah Friedell: Why Superman’s creators got a raw deal.

    In 1975, when trade magazines reported that the first Superman movie was in development, a thousand news outlets across the country received a peculiar letter, single-spaced and ten pages long. “I, Jerry Siegel, the co-originator of Superman, put a curse on the Superman movie!” the letter . . . (Subscription required.)
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

  2. METRO ROUNDUP: Good week for Brown on golf course

    The Springfield Sliders probably curse the departure of the Dubois County Bombers from the Prospect League more than most. What do the Bombers, who now ply their trade in the Ohio Valley League, have to do with the Sliders, or for that matter, the Terre Haute Rex?
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star

  3. Curse of Chucky Offers a Glimpse Behind the Scenes

    The sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise, Curse of Chucky is on the way, targeting an unspecified direct-home-video release (likely this fall) and has posted several behind-the-scenes images that you can check out here and here or by clicking the image below!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish lawmakers "this bloody massacre by Israel on ships that were taking humanitarian aid to Gaza deserves every kind of curse."
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: CBS News

  2. "Typical first stage: Everybody wants to be in the front, everybody nervous for crashes," Armstrong said, noting that a huge fan turnout on the roadsides was both good and bad. "Millions and millions on the road, it's a blessing and a curse....
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. "It's the curse of being the captain," Capello said. "It happened near the end of training and Rio felt big pain in the knee. It was a tackle, but he was more or less alone. He put his feet in the grass with Heskey. I didn't see it. He told...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: Times Online

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