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IMPRECATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does imprecation mean? 

IMPRECATION (noun)
  The noun IMPRECATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
2. a slanderous accusation

  Familiarity information: IMPRECATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPRECATION (noun)


Sense 1imprecation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

imprecation; malediction

Context example:

he suffered the imprecations of the mob

Hypernyms ("imprecation" is a kind of...):

condemnation; curse; execration (an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group)


Sense 2imprecation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slanderous accusation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("imprecation" is a kind of...):

accusal; accusation (a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt)


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