The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Curse \Curse\ (k?rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cursed (k?rst) or
Curst; p. pr. & vb. n. Cursing.] [AS. cursian, corsian,
perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of
the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. & Sw. kors cross, Icel kross,
all these Scand. words coming fr. OF. crois, croiz, fr. L.
crux cross. Cf. Cross.]
1. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury
upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people.
Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed. --Shak.
2. 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.
On impious realms and barbarous kings impose
Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.
To curse by bell, book, and candle. See under Bell.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "cursing":
Rabelaisian, abusive, bad language, billingsgate, blasphemous,
blue language, calumniatory, calumnious, colorful language,
comminatory, contumelious, cussing, damnatory, denunciatory, dirty,
dirty language, dirty talk, dysphemism, dysphemistic, epithetic,
evil speaking, excommunicative, excommunicatory, execration,
execratory, filth, filthy language, foul, foul language,
fulminatory, imprecation, imprecatory, maledictory, obscene,
obscenity, profane, profane swearing, profanity, raw, ribald,
ribaldry, risque, scatologic, scatology, scurrile, scurrilous,
strong language, swearing, unparliamentary language,
unrepeatable expressions, vile, vile language, vituperative,