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Meaning of IMPRECATION

Pronunciation:  `impru'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"
  2. [n]  a slanderous accusation
 

IMPRECATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: malediction
 
 See Also: accusal, accusation, condemnation, curse, execration

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im`pre*ca"tion\, n. [L. imprecatio: cf. F.
impr['e]cation.]
The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a
prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.

      Men cowered like slaves before such horrid
      imprecations.                            --Motley.

Syn: Malediction; curse; execration; anathema. See
     {Malediction}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adjuration, anathema, appeal, application, ban, beseechment, bid, blasphemy, call, clamor, commination, cry, curse, cursing, cussing, damnation, denunciation, entreaty, evil eye, excommunication, execration, fulmination, hex, imploration, imploring, invocation, invocatory plea, malediction, malison, malocchio, obsecration, obtestation, orison, petition, plea, prayer, profanity, proscription, rogation, suit, supplication, swearing, thundering, whammy
 

 

 

 

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