Curse vs Doom - What's the difference?

curse | doom |


As a verb curse

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As a proper noun doom is

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curse

English

Noun

(wikipedia curse) (en noun)
  • A supernatural detriment or hindrance; a bane.
  • A prayer or imprecation that harm may befall someone.
  • The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.
  • A vulgar epithet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author= Sam Leith
  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=37, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Where the profound meets the profane , passage=Swearing doesn't just mean what we now understand by "dirty words". It is entwined, in social and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language – "profanity", "curses ", "oaths" and "swearing" itself.}}
  • (slang) A woman's menses.
  • Derived terms

    * curse of Scotland

    Verb

  • (lb) To place a curse upon (a person or object).
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  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed' the fate which had assigned such a duty, ' cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
  • To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
  • *Bible, (w) xxii. 28
  • *:Thou shalt notcurse the ruler of thy people.
  • (lb) To speak or shout a vulgar curse or epithet.
  • (lb) To use offensive or morally inappropriate language.
  • *Bible, (w) xxi. 74
  • *:Then began he to curse and to swear.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:His spirits hear me, / And yet I need must curse .
  • To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:On impious realms and barbarous kings impose / Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense) swear

    Antonyms

    * bless

    Anagrams

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    doom

    English

    Noun

  • Destiny, especially terrible.
  • * Dryden
  • Homely household task shall be her doom .
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  • An ill fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
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  • A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
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  • (countable, historical) A law.
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  • (countable, historical) A judgment or decision.
  • * Fairfax
  • And there he learned of things and haps to come, / To give foreknowledge true, and certain doom .
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  • (countable, historical) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
  • * J. R. Green
  • The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens.
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  • Death.
  • They met an untimely doom when the mineshaft caved in.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is the day of doom for Bassianus.
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  • (sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or , an artistic representation of it.
  • Derived terms

    * doom-and-gloomer, gloom-and-doomer * doomer * doomful * doomless * doomlike * doom metal * doomsday * doomsayer * doomster * doomy * entropic doom * foredoom * gloom and doom * predoom

    Antonyms

    * (ill fate) fortune

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn.
  • a criminal doomed to death
  • * Dryden
  • Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
  • To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.
  • * Macaulay
  • A man of genius doomed to struggle with difficulties.
  • (obsolete) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
  • (Milton)
  • (obsolete) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Have I tongue to doom my brother's death?
  • (archaic, US, New England) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
  • Anagrams

    * mood

    See also

    * doomsday * doomsaying *