execration

The noun execration means an angry denouncement or curse. A protester's furious execration of the police might end up getting her arrested.

Use the word execration when you talk about something that's yelled or muttered angrily. When you declare, "May the god Apollo strike you down for saying that!" it's an execration. The person at whom you hurl the execration can also be called an execration, or an object of condemnation. The root word is execrari, which means "to hate or curse" in Latin.

Primary Meanings of execration

1.
n
hate coupled with disgust
2.
n
an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
Full Definitions of execration
1

n hate coupled with disgust

Synonyms:
abhorrence, abomination, detestation, loathing, odium
Type of:
disgust
strong feelings of dislike
hate, hatred
the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
2

n an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

Synonyms:
condemnation, curse
Types:
anathema
a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
imprecation, malediction
the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
Type of:
denouncement, denunciation
a public act of denouncing

n the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated

Type of:
object
the focus of cognitions or feelings

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