accursed

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

accurst

\ə-ˈkərst\

Definition of accursed

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

  2. 2 :  damnable

accursedly

play \-ˈkər-səd-lē\ adverb

accursedness

play \-ˈkər-səd-nəs\ noun

Examples of accursed in a sentence

  1. the video store is charging another accursed late fee

Origin and Etymology 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


ACCURSED Defined for English Language Learners

accursed

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

Definition of accursed for English Language Learners

  • : having very bad luck : placed under a curse

  • : very bad : greatly or strongly disliked


ACCURSED Defined for Kids

accursed

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

accurst

\-ˈkərst\

Definition of accursed for Students

  1. 1 :  being under a curse

  2. 2 :  greatly or strongly disliked this accursed place



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