malediction

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Synonyms for malediction

a denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury

Synonyms for malediction

the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

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At the level of the symbolic order, the nation was only a rumour, requiring an extraordinary effort of the imagination to conjure it textually; but far from providing a place of sublimation and transcendence, the symbolic order in our literature was a secret place where curses were uttered with great ferocity against foreign invaders, where maledictory themes were plentifully there for the asking, and creative life was haunted by fear and loathing.