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imprecation (s) (noun), imprecations (pl)
1. The calling down of harm on someone: The storm was so sudden and severe that the ancients thought it was an imprecation from the gods.
2. An offensive word or phrase that people say when they are angry: Sharon muttered an imprecation under her breath when she was accidentally bumped into by another woman in a store.
3. Swearing or blasphemy; a slanderous accusation: The society editor in the local paper often wrote imprecations about prominent people in the community and it was amazing that she had never been accused of defamation of character.
A curse or a malediction.
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The invoking of evil on someone.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “imprecation
A desire to have some kind of harm or an evil curse be placed on another person or people. (2)