accursed

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

Definition of accursed

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

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

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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


ACCURSED Defined for English Language Learners

accursed

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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 :being under a curse
2 :greatly or strongly disliked
  • this accursed place


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