adjective ac·cursed \ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd\

: having very bad luck : placed under a curse

: very bad : greatly or strongly disliked

Full Definition of ACCURSED

:  being under or as if under a curse <an accursed people>
:  damnable
ac·curs·ed·ly \-ˈkər-səd-lē\ adverb
ac·curs·ed·ness \-ˈkər-səd-nəs\ noun

Variants of ACCURSED

ac·cursed or ac·curst \ə-ˈkərst\

Examples of ACCURSED

  1. <the video store is charging another accursed late fee>

Origin of ACCURSED

Middle English acursed, from past participle of acursen to consign to destruction with a curse, from a- (from Old English ā, perfective prefix) + cursen to curse — more at abide
First Known Use: 13th century
ACCURSEDLY Defined for Kids


adjective ac·cursed \ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd\

Definition of ACCURSED for Kids

:  being under a curse
:  greatly or strongly disliked <this accursed place>

Variants of ACCURSED

ac·cursed or ac·curst \-ˈkərst\


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