execration

  • 1 exécration — [ ɛgzekrasjɔ̃; ɛksekrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; de execratio → exécrer 1 ♦ Vx Imprécation, malédiction. « des exécrations horribles contre tous ceux qui entreprendraient de la rétablir [la royauté, à Rome] » (Bossuet). 2 ♦ Littér. Haine violente pour …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 execration — Execration. s. f. Horreur qu on a de ce qui est execrable. Avoir en execration. digne de l execration de tous les gens de bien. il est en execration à tout le monde. Il signifie aussi, Serment horrible, imprecation, impieté, profanation des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Execration — Ex e*cra tion, n. [L. execratio, exsecratio: cf. F. ex[ e]cration.] 1. The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed. [1913 Webster] Cease, gentle, queen, these execrations. Shak.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 execration — index alienation (estrangement), aspersion, blasphemy, condemnation (biame), condemnation (punishment), denunciation …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 execration — (n.) late 14c., from L. execrationem (nom. execratio), noun of action from pp. stem of execrari to hate, curse, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + sacrare to devote to holiness or to destruction, consecrate, from sacer sacred (see SACRED (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 execration — [n] hating abhorrence, abomination, anathema, blasphemy, condemnation, contempt, curse, cursing, cussing, damnation, denunciation, detestation, detesting, excoriation, hatred, imprecation, loathing, malediction, odium, profanity, swearing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 execration — Execration, Execratio, Blasphemia …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 execration — [ek΄si krā′shən] n. [L execratio < execrare: see EXECRATE] 1. the act of execrating; a cursing, denouncing, etc. 2. a curse 3. a person or thing cursed or detested …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 EXÉCRATION — s. f. Sentiment d horreur extrême qu on a pour quelqu un ou pour quelque chose. Avoir en exécration. Cet homme m est en exécration. Digne de l exécration de tous les gens de bien, de l exécration publique. Il est en exécration à tout le monde.  … …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10 exécration — (è gzé kra sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Chez les anciens, menaces et malédictions sous des formules religieuses. •   La royauté fut abolie avec des exécrations horribles contre ceux qui...., BOSSUET Hist. III, 7. •   Celui qui le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 EXÉCRATION — n. f. Sentiment d’horreur extrême qu’on a pour quelqu’un ou pour quelque chose. Cet homme m’est en exécration. Digne de l’exécration de tous les gens de bien, de l’exécration publique. Il est en exécration à tout le monde. Il se dit quelquefois… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 execration — noun a) An act or instance of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; an imprecation; an expression of utter detestation. When some of those brave and honest though misguided men who had sate in judgment on their King were… …

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  • 13 execration — execrate ► VERB 1) feel or express great loathing for. 2) archaic curse; swear. DERIVATIVES execration noun. ORIGIN Latin exsecrari curse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 execration — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of cursing or denouncing; also the curse so uttered 2. an object of curses ; something detested …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 execration — /ek si kray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of execrating. 2. a curse or imprecation: The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude. 3. the object execrated; a thing held in abomination. [1350 1400; ME execracioun < L ex(s)ecration (s. of… …

    Universalium

  • 16 execration — Synonyms and related words: Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, abuse, anathema, anti Semitism, antipathy, assailing, assault, attack, aversion, ban, berating, bigotry, bitter words, blackening, blasphemy, commination, contumely,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 execration — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Loathing] Syn. detestation, abhorrence, abomination; see hatred 1 . 2. [A denunciation] Syn. malediction, anathema, condemnation; see curse 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 execration — ex·e·cra·tion || ‚eksɪ kreɪʃn n. hatred, loathing; curse …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 execration — n. 1. Curse, malediction, ban, anathema, imprecation of evil. 2. Detestation, abhorrence, abomination, horror, loathing. 3. Thing detested, abominated, or abhorred, curse, horror …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 execration — n 1. curse, imprecation, malediction, anathema, damnation, excoriation, fulmination, plague; vituperation, condemnation, censure, denunciation. 2. abhorrence, abomination, detestation, animosity, animus, hatred, hostility, abhorring, abominating …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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