Definition of accurse
accursed\ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd; -ˈkər-səd usually when a stressed syllable follows without pause\ play or
accurst\ə-ˈkərst\ play ;
: to consign to destruction, misery, or evil by a curse : anathematize —now used chiefly as past participle looked upon her as a thing accursed — Charles Kingsley
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