from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A word used for cursing; an oath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying.
  • n. A word used for cursing; an imprecatory word or expression.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Imprecating evil; cursing; denouncing.


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  • December, on which day Nigger Question (in 'Fraser') had come out with execrative shrieks from several people - J.S. Mill for one; who indeed had personally quite parted from me, a year or two before, I knew not and to this day know not why; nor in fact ever much inquired, since it was his silly pleasure, poor Mill!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Into the body of the poor Tatars execrative Roman History intercalated an alphabetic letter; and so they continue Ta-r-tars, of fell Tartarean nature, to this day.

    The French Revolution

  • If there is something to be done outside that is very execrative, it needs to be done early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

    Local News from TimesDaily


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