\ ˈkər-səd How to pronounce cursed (audio) , ˈkərst How to pronounce cursed (audio) \
variants: or less commonly curst \ ˈkərst How to pronounce cursed (audio) \

Definition of cursed

: being under or deserving a curse

Other Words from cursed

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 Already playing in a cursed location, Indianapolis has to beat that back by getting off to a fast start on Sunday. The Indianapolis Star, 17 Sep. 2022 All of your favorite meddling kids return in this 2016 reboot after Velma learns she's inherited a cursed castle in Transylvania. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 19 July 2022 The even handsomer son John Wilkes had star power but felt cursed with bad luck. Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 One member of the cast who won’t be making his return is Jason Marsden, who voiced the cursed cat Thackery Binx, Entertainment Weekly reported. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 29 June 2022 Robert Englund — who played Freddy Krueger in iconic Nightmare on Elm Street series — made a brief but deliciously creepy appearance as Victor Creel, a cursed patriarch with a terrible backstory that few characters believe. Kelly Wynne,, 31 May 2022 The cursed rover may still be saved—but at what cost? Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, 19 May 2022 And like the Red Sox, Atlas saw its fortunes change with new ownership that challenged a long-standing culture of a cursed club that could never win. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Decades ago, one Halloween night, Windsor disappeared without a trace and ever since his cursed spirit is said to haunt the town each year on October 31 for one hour. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cursed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Cursed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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