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Pronunciation:  `eksu'kreyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Ex`e*cra"tion\, n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F.
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}.

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