• (RP) IPA: /ɛksɪˈkɹeɪʃən/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɛksəˈkɹeɪʃən/


  1. An act or instance of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feeling#Noun|feelings of hatred; an imprecation; an expression of utter#Adjective|utter detestation.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter VIII, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume V, London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book XIII, page 72 ↗:
      He inveighed againſt the Folly of making oneſelf liable for the Debts of others; vented many bitter Execrations againſt the Brother; and concluded with wiſhing ſomething could be done for the unfortunate Family.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, chapter XIII, in Ivanhoe; a Romance. [...] In Three Volumes, volume II, Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], OCLC 230694662 ↗, page 220 ↗:
      [W]hile all mourned and honoured the dead, thou hast lived to merit our hate and execration—lived to unite thyself with the vile tyrant who murdered thy nearest and dearest— of hoſts the God of Israel, As mine anger and my furie hath beene powred foorth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem: ſo ſhall my furie bee powred foorth upon you, when yee shall enter into Egypt: and ye ſhall be an execration, and an aſtoniſhment, and a curſe, and a reproch; and ye ſhall ſee this place no more. ↗:
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