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im·pre·ca·tion

 (ĭm′prĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of imprecating.
2. A curse.

imprecation

(ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of imprecating
2. a malediction; curse

im•pre•ca•tion

(ˌɪm prɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of imprecating.
[1575–85; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imprecation - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)imprecation - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"
curse, execration, condemnation - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
2.imprecation - a slanderous accusation
accusal, accusation - a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

imprecation

noun
A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury:
Archaic: malison.
Translations

imprecation

[ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən] Nimprecación f

imprecation

[ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən] nimprécation f

imprecation

nVerwünschung f, → Fluch m

imprecation

[ˌɪmprɪˈkeɪʃən] n (frm) → imprecazione f
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The fact that it is difficult to aim anything but imprecations accurately by moonlight, that they were upset by the sudden and unexpected manner of my advent, and that I was a rather rapidly moving target saved me from the various deadly projectiles of the enemy and permitted me to reach the shadows of the surrounding peaks before an orderly pursuit could be organized.
And amidst the noise of the third brigade, which continued to advance, the imprecations of the guards still left alive, the muffled groans of the dying, Aramis and Porthos glided unseen along the granite walls of the cavern.
The jailer opened the door, with terrible imprecations against the prisoner who disturbed him at an hour which Master Gryphus was not accustomed to be aroused.
A thousand other insults rained down upon him, and hoots and imprecations, and laughter, and now and then, stones.
The man followed to the chariot door, uttering the wildest imprecations and curses all the way; but as Mr.
The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.
We had battled out many a long watch together, beguiling the weary hours with chat, song, and story, mingled with a good many imprecations upon the hard destiny it seemed our common fortune to encounter.
The first use he made of the power of speech, after his recovery from the sudden effects of his astonishment, was to discharge a round volley of oaths and imprecations.
He shouted choking and gurgling curses at the starry heavens; he cut viciously with his whip at passing vehicles; he scattered fierce and ever-changing oaths and imprecations along the streets, so that a late truck driver, crawling homeward, heard and was abashed.
So am I,' said his friend, 'and so are many of us; and they shook hands upon it with a great oath, and with many terrible imprecations on the Papists.
The last I saw of him, his head was bent over his knee and he was working hard at his fetter, muttering impatient imprecations at it and at his leg.
Growling the foulest imprecations, he crawled along the sand till he got hold of the porch and could hoist himself again upon his crutch.