accurse

transitive verb ac·curse \ə-ˈkərs\

Definition of accurse

accursed

;

accursed

\ə-ˈkərst, -ˈkər-səd; -ˈkər-səd usually when a stressed syllable follows without pause\ play or

accurst

\ə-ˈkərst\ play ;

accursing

;

accurses

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of accurse

Middle English acursen, going back to Old English acursian, from a-, perfective prefix + cursian “to 2curse” — more at abear


First Known Use: before 12th century


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