1. A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury, the act of cursing, to invoke evil upon;
2. Obscenities or profanities.
anathema, curse, damnation, execration, malediction
Origin: Latin imprecatus, pp. of imprecari, to invoke, pray to
As used in Shiva’s Arms:
‘The panhandlers kept their heads lowered, made their imprecations soft and themselves almost invisible.’
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