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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Cease,  gentle,  queen,  these  execrations.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  execrated;  a  detested  thing 
 
  Ye  shall  be  an  execration  and  .  .  .  a  curse.  --Jer. 
  xlii  18. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Malediction}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  execration 
  n  1:  hate  coupled  with  disgust  [syn:  {abhorrence},  {abomination}, 
  {detestation},  {loathing},  {odium}] 
  2:  an  appeal  to  some  supernatural  power  to  inflict  evil  on 
  someone  or  some  group  [syn:  {condemnation},  {curse}] 




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