accursed

adjective
ac·​cursed | \ ə-ˈkərst How to pronounce accursed (audio) , -ˈkər-səd How to pronounce accursed (audio) \
variants: or accurst \ ə-​ˈkərst How to pronounce accurst (audio) \

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 How to pronounce accursedly (audio) \ adverb
accursedness \ -​ˈkər-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce accursedness (audio) \ noun

Examples of accursed in a Sentence

the video store is charging another accursed late fee

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

old-fashioned
: having very bad luck : placed under a curse
: very bad : greatly or strongly disliked

accursed

adjective
ac·​cursed | \ ə-ˈkərst How to pronounce accursed (audio) , -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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