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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated curse as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

14 July 2021
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 37 answers for the crossword clue 'curse', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given curse a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen curse as an answer itself some 160 times.

curse is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 with the answer being HEX, but the most popular answer for this clue is OATH.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"
  • An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  • A severe affliction
  • Exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"
  • Utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
  • Heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
  • Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
  • Something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"
  • Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'curse'.

  • cruse Small jar; holds liquid (oil or water)
  • sucre The judicial capital and seat of the judiciary in Bolivia

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

HEX
An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

POX
A contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

4 Letters

BANE
Something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"

CUSS
A persistently annoying person

DAMN
Expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance"

DOOM
An unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"

JINX
An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

OATH
A commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

5 Letters

SWEAR
Have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

6 Letters

BEDAMN
Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"

BLIGHT
Any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

WHAMMY
An evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family"; "he put the whammy on me"

7 Letters

BESHREW
Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"

EVILEYE
A look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm

NEMESIS
(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance

SCOURGE
A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

SWEARAT

TORMENT
The act of harassing someone

8 Letters

ANATHEMA
A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

EXECRATE
Find repugnant; "I loathe that man"; "She abhors cats"

MALEDICT
Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"

SWEAR AT

SWEARING
A commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury

UNCHURCH
Exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

9 Letters

BLASPHEME
Utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

CURSEWORD
Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"

EXPLETIVE
A word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

IMPRECATE
Utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

SWEARWORD
Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"

10 Letters

ANATHEMISE
Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

ANATHEMIZE
Curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

EXECRATION
The object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated

11 Letters

IMPRECATION
A slanderous accusation

MALEDICTION
The act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"

12 Letters

CONDEMNATION
An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

13 Letters

EXCOMMUNICATE
Exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

HURLANEPITHET

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