variants or less commonly curst
: being under or deserving a curse
cursedly adverb
cursedness noun

Examples of cursed in a Sentence

Some people think the old house is cursed. a people cursed with famine His cursed stupidity got him in trouble again. I can't get this cursed radio to work.
Recent Examples on the Web My determination to move for this cursed love was another frontier in this lineage. Megan Nolan, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2024 While this game can only be played once, Thames & Kosmos has multiple different versions of Exit: The Game featuring different creepy locations, including a cursed labyrinth, haunted roller coaster, and more. Deanna McCormack, Parents, 19 Mar. 2024 Lai and his wife, Thanh Tran, opened their first restaurant, Huong Que, in 1993 in a cursed corner of Eden Center, the Falls Church, Va., shopping center dedicated to Vietnamese food and culture. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 The story begins with Tucker Carlson’s extremely cursed interview of Kanye West in 2022. Sarah Jeong, The Verge, 23 Feb. 2024 Chthonic instrumentals give way to eerie ballads incorporating chamber-pop and R&B, her voice rising from the ether like a spirit from a cursed cave. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 16 Feb. 2024 Wilson had nine straight winning seasons to start his career, becoming arguably the most cursed name amongst 49ers fans since Kyle Williams. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 On his hunt for the Sea of Flames, a cursed diamond last seen in Daniel's possession that's rumored to grant immortality, Von Rumpel tracks down Marie-Laure in Etienne's St. Malo home. Nick Romano,, 11 Sep. 2023 Four dolls were announced — studio executive, director, cinematographer and movie star — leading some on social media site X and various other cursed corners of the Internet to point out the essential entertainment jobs that were overlooked. Julian Sancton, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cursed was in the 13th century

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“Cursed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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variants also curst
: being under or deserving a curse
cursedly adverb
cursedness noun

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