accursed

adjective
ac·cursed | \ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd \
variants: or accurst \ə-ˈkərst \

Definition of accursed 

1 : being under or as if under a curse an accursed people

2 : damnable

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Other Words from accursed

accursedly \-ˈkər-səd-lē \ adverb
accursedness \-ˈkər-səd-nəs \ noun

Examples of accursed in a Sentence

the video store is charging another accursed late fee

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Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound The carols drowned Of peace on Earth, goodwill to men! Anchorage Daily News, "Take heart, Alaskans, for the spirit of the season prevails," 23 Dec. 2017 Earlier this year the accursed Queen Elizabeth of England imposed Protestantism on her wretched subjects, who are now deprived of the consolation of the sacraments. Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor, "'A Column of Fire' is half historic epic, half thriller – all of it engaging," 12 Sep. 2017 And the Republican establishment, which loathes him, eggs them on, hoping to be rid of their mad, accursed priest. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017 And the Republican establishment, which loathes him, eggs them on, hoping to be rid of their mad, accursed priest. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017 And the Republican establishment, which loathes him, eggs them on, hoping to be rid of their mad, accursed priest. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 1 June 2017 And the Republican establishment, which loathes him, eggs them on, hoping to be rid of their mad, accursed priest. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Will flaying Trump bring us to normalcy?," 30 May 2017 The other accursed soul belongs to Captain Salazar, a Beetlejuice-like wraith trapped in something called the Devil’s Triangle. Michael O'sullivan, The Denver Post, "“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”: Long, loud and overstimulating," 26 May 2017 The other accursed soul belongs to Captain Salazar, a Beetlejuice-like wraith trapped in something called the Devil's Triangle. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' movie review: Argh! - again," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of accursed

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accursed

Middle English acursed, from past participle of acursen "to consign to destruction with a curse," going back to Old English acursian, from a-, perfective prefix + cursian "to curse entry 2" — more at abide

Note: The verb acursian is attested once in late Old English (glosses to the Salisbury Psalter, added in 1100 or sometime thereafter). The prefix a- may rather be a reduced form of on- than the old perfective prefix. In the 16th century spellings with initial acc- intrude, as if the word were a Romance or Latin formation with the prefix ad-.

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accursed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of accursed

: having very bad luck : placed under a curse

: very bad : greatly or strongly disliked

accursed

adjective
ac·cursed | \ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd\
variants: or accurst \-ˈkərst \

Kids Definition of accursed

1 : being under a curse

2 : greatly or strongly disliked this accursed place

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