Curse. n.s. [from the verb.]
- Malediction; wish of evil to another.
Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin, by wishing a curse to his soul. Job. xxxi. 30.
I never went from your lordship but with a longing to return, or without a hearty curse to him who invented ceremonies, and put me on the necessity of withdrawing. Dryden.
- Affliction; torment; vexation.
Curse on the stripling! how he apes his sire!
Ambitiously sententious! Addison's Cato.