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Another word for cuss

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Verb
  1. To invoke evil or injury upon

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  2. To use profane or obscene language

      1. To make a solemn declaration, invoking a deity or a sacred person or thing, in confirmation of and witness to the honesty or truth of such a declaration.
      2. To make a solemn promise; vow.
      3. To use obscene or blasphemous language; curse.
      1. To condemn to everlasting punishment or another terrible fate in the afterlife; doom:
      2. To condemn to an undesirable fate; destine:
      3. To bring about the failure of; ruin:
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
      2. To revile; execrate.
      3. To speak blasphemy.
Noun
  1. A profane or obscene term

      1. An obscene or blasphemous word.
      1. A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
      2. The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
      3. Something declared or promised.
      1. An exclamation or oath, especially one that is profane, vulgar, or obscene.
      2. A word or phrase that does not contribute any meaning but is added only to fill out a sentence or a metrical line.
      3. A word or other grammatical element that has no meaning but is needed to fill a syntactic position, such as the words it and there in the sentences It's raining and There are many books on the table.
      1. A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
      2. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
      3. A disparaging or abusive word or phrase.
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. Contemptuous or profane speech or action concerning God or a sacred entity.
      2. An instance of this.
      3. Irreverent or impious action or expression in regard to something considered inviolable or sacrosanct.