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Meaning of EXECRATION

Pronunciation:  `eksu'kreyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated
  2. [n]  an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  3. [n]  hate coupled with disgust
 

EXECRATION is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: abhorrence, abomination, condemnation, curse, detestation, loathing, odium
 
 See Also: anathema, denouncement, denunciation, disgust, hate, hatred, imprecation, malediction, object

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex`e*cra"tion\, n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F.
ex['e]cration.]
1. The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings
   of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed.

         Cease, gentle, queen, these execrations. --Shak.

2. That which is execrated; a detested thing.

         Ye shall be an execration and . . . a curse. --Jer.
                                               xlii. 18.

Syn: See {Malediction}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abhorrence, abomination, abuse, anathema, Anglophobia, antipathy, anti-Semitism, assailing, assault, attack, aversion, ban, berating, bigotry, bitter words, blackening, blasphemy, commination, contumely, curse, cursing, cussing, damnation, denunciation, despitefulness, detestation, diatribe, dislike, evil eye, excommunication, fulmination, hard words, hate, hatred, hex, imprecation, invective, jawing, jeremiad, loathing, malevolence, malice, malignity, malison, malocchio, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, odium, onslaught, peeve, pet peeve, philippic, phobia, profanity, proscription, race hatred, racism, rating, repugnance, revilement, Russophobia, screed, spite, spitefulness, swearing, thundering, tirade, tongue-lashing, vials of hate, vials of wrath, vilification, vituperation, whammy, xenophobia
 

 

 

 

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