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Curse out of loathing (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oath

'curse' is the definition.
(I know that curse can be written as oath)

'out of loathing' is the wordplay.
'out of' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'OATH' is hidden in the letters of 'loathing'.

(Other definitions for oath that I've seen before include "Swearword or solemn promise" , "Solemn vow" , "A curse or solemn declaration" , "Courtroom promise" , "blasphemy" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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