from The Century Dictionary.

  • Denunciatory; abusive.
  • noun A formulary of execration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature of execration; imprecatory; denunciatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to execrate or cause execration.


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  • We had a fellow, on the one hand, with a temperament given to bullying execratory outbursts, who had demonstrated neither an interest in nor knowledge of our Constitution, whose knowledge of international relations was sparse, who acknowledged weaknesses in economic subtlety, someone who either could not remember the fine distinctions between the truth and what was not, or had little desire for truthful constancy, and whose lifetime academic record was abysmal.

    With all my heart, I hope this will be my last political word.

  • The court simply did not buy the FCC's argument that some words are necessarily sexual, execratory, and indecent.

    Jeff Jarvis: The First Amendment Wins One

  • The tenor exhausted his execratory vocabulary in French and English.

    Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

  • That's right, folks - Thor was so crap-your-pants scary that he could make inanimate constructs spontaneously spawn an execratory system solely for the purposes of wetting themselves.

    NPR Topics: News

  • In addition, I might add that this execratory bit of work has an introduction by none other than "Dr."

    Planet Atheism

  • No, our outrage is about the pitiful, execratory behavior of our federal government.


  • No, our outrage is about the pitiful, execratory behavior of our federal government.


  • Thus the expression: "Upon my soul", often used without any intention of swearing, may be either contestatory — the soul being in a special manner the image of God — or execratory — if we wish to call down upon our soul Divine punishment, either temporal or eternal, in case we be wanting in sincerity; (3) private, if used between private individuals; public, if exacted by public authorities; public oaths are divided into: (a) doctrinal, by which one declares that he holds

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • A promissory oath accompanied by a threat against a third party is said to be comminatory; (2) contestatory — or simple — if there is a mere invocation of the Divine testimony; imprecatory — or execratory — as in the formula "So help me

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip


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