Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 908. Malediction.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections
908. Malediction.
NOUN:MALEDICTION, malison, curse, imprecation, denunciation, execration; anathema, - maranatha; maranatha [a misinterpretation]; ban, proscription, excommunication, commination, thunders of the Vatican, fulmination; aspersion, disparagement, vilification, vituperation.
  ABUSE; foul -, bad -, strong -, unparliamentary- language; billingsgate, sauce [colloq.]; blackguardism (discourtesy) [See Discourtesy]; evil speaking; cursing &c. v.; profane swearing, oath; foul invective, ribaldry, rude reproach, scurrility, threat [See Threat]; more bark than bite; invective (disapprobation) [See Disapprobation].
VERB:CURSE, accurse, imprecate, damn; curse with bell, book, and candle; invoke -, call down- curses on the head of; call down curses upon one’s devoted head; devote to destruction.
  execrate, beshrew [archaic], scold; anathematize (censure) [See Disapprobation]; hold up to execration, denounce, proscribe, excommunicate, fulminate, thunder against; curse up hill and down dale; threaten [See Threat].
  SWEAR, curse and swear; swear like a trooper; fall a-cursing, rap out an oath, swear at, damn.
ADJECTIVE:MALEDICTORY, imprecatory; cursing, cursed &c. v.
INTERJECTION:woe to! beshrew! [archaic], ruat cælum! [L.], woe betide! ill betide! confusion seize! damn! confound! blast! curse! devil take! hang! out with! a plague upon! out upon! aroynt! honi soit! [F.], parbleu! [F.].
  1. Delenda est Carthago.
  2. Ruin seize thee, ruthless king.—Gray



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