2. well-known, widely-known, commonly-known, common knowledge, familiar; reported, rumored, circulated, in circulation, in the news, in the air, going around, making the rounds, all over town; talked-of, talked-about, in everyone's mouth, on everyone's lips or tongue.
3. prevalent, prevailing, dominant, predominant, ruling, reigning; widespread, general, universal, rife, rampant, epidemic; common, commonplace, everyday, usual, ordinary, customary, normative, conventional, regular, habitual, standard, average.
4. popular, in fashion, in style, in vogue, k la mode, all the rage, SI. the thing; new-fashioned, modern, Inf. trendy, SI. mod, SI. now; fashionable, stylish, modish.
5. new, present, latest, most-recent, fresh; up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, in the swim, Fr. au courant, enlightened, informed, well-posted, in the know, SI. hip, SI. with it, Brit. SI. suss; up on, abreast of.
-n. 6. flux, flow, flowing; tide; progress, ongoing.
7. waterway, watercourse, channel, stream, river, brook, creek.
8. draft, updraft, downdraft, wind, air current, crosscurrent, undercurrent, thermal; jetstream.
9. trend, drift, direction, course, bearing, aim, turn, set, tenor, tone, swing, line; bent, inclination, tendency, general tendency, main course, mainstream, main current, the way the wind blows or river flows, the way things go; spirit, spirit of the age, Ger. Zeitgeist. 10. electricity, direct current, DC, alternating current, AC, power, SI. juice. curse, n. 1. imprecation, execration, fulmination, malediction, denunciation, proscription, abomination, damnation, excommunication.
2. charm, incantation, conjuration, invocation, magic formula, voodoo, hoodoo, jinx, evil eye, It. malocchio, Inf Indian sign, SI. whammy, SI. doublewhammy, Archaic, wanion.
3. abuse, cursing, vituperation, vilification, invective; profanity, oath, blasphemy, expletive, Inf. cuss, Inf. bad or dirty word, SI. swear.
4. evil, misfortune, calamity, trouble; bane, scourge, plague, affliction, torment; harm, evil days or times, bitter pill, cross to bear, thorn in the side, crown of thorns; annoyance, vexation. -v. 5. anathematize, comminate, execrate, male-dict, fulminate, excommunicate; blast, damn, denounce, proscribe, vituperate, thunder against, badger; call down, Inf. cuss out; give [s.o.] the evil eye, SI. give [s.o.] the whammy or double-whammy, SI. put the whammy on [s.o.].
6. blaspheme, swear, use God's name in vain.
7. plague, blight, scourge, injure, harm, destroy, doom; jinx, vex, trouble, beset, annoy, harass, distress. cursed, adj. 1. doomed, accursed, Brit. Dial, fey, damned, curse-laden, condemned, anathematized, Archaic. maledict, bedeviled, bewitched, hoodooed, voodooed, hexed; star-crossed, ill-fated, foredoomed; unsanctified, unblest, unholy, unconsecrated, unhallowed; ruined, undone, blighted, ravaged, despoiled; miserable, unfortunate, stricken, woeful, wretched, unhappy; desolate, woebegone, forlorn, abandoned.
2. damnable, diabolic, devilish, fiendish, satanic, demonic, demoniac, demoniacal, infernal, hellish; execrable, abominable, horrible, horrid, hideous, atrocious; base, vile, odious, obnoxious, wicked, sinful, iniquitous; evil, black-hearted, corrupt, depraved, villainous, sinister; reprobate, nefarious, flagitious, heinous; abhorrent, revolting, repulsive, repugnant, foul, rotten, offensive, loathsome, nauseous, nauseating; pernicious, pestilential, noxious, deadly, fell; malign, malevolent, malicious, rancorous; hateful, detestable, despicable, infamous,
cursory, adj. hasty, superficial, perfunctory, desultory; rapid, hurried, quick, summary, unreflected, precipitate; shallow, ephemeral, discursive, slight; transient, fleeting, passing; careless, immethodical, unmeditated, slapdash, loose,
curt, adj. 1. short, shortened, abbreviated, abridged, condensed.