\ˈkər-səd, ˈkərst \
variants: or less commonly curst \ˈkərst \

Definition of cursed 

: being under or deserving a curse

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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.
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At first, his relationship with this national championship didn’t seem cursed. Stephanie Apstein,, "After a 77 on Thursday, Mickelson's U.S. Open Dream Is One Step Closer to Ending," 14 June 2018 In fact, everything about his career was starting to seem cursed. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Russian Soccer’s Foreign Agent," 24 June 2018 Guttenberg co-stars in Chasing the Blues -- a comedy-drama about the search for a rare but cursed blues record -- which will screen at the festival. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Eric Stoltz’s Comedy 'Class Rank' to Open Sarasota Film Fest," 16 Mar. 2018 In the play—whose title, Géhenne, refers to a cursed place for sinners mentioned in the Old Testament, the Talmud and the Quran—a jihadist fighter is condemned to hell for killing Jews. Time, "A Tale of Three Jihadists Puts the Fight Against Extremism Onstage," 14 June 2018 By contrast, García Márquez’s magical realist epic, which follows seven generations of the cursed Buendía clan through Colombian history, reveals more of its sly wit with each rereading. Nicole Lamy, New York Times, "Books Your Teenager Is Reading That You Should Too," 8 May 2018 The Ring, a story of elves, gods, dragons and a cursed ring, draws on many of the same Germanic sources as Tolkien’s work and seems especially to resonate with contemporary audiences. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "KC Symphony takes on a user-friendly adaptation of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle | The Kansas City Star," 24 May 2018 So as Don Quixote takes its last steps on the long road to its (hopeful) Cannes premiere, here’s the story of how Terry Gilliam’s cockamamie and possibly cursed adaptation finally came to be. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’s long, possibly cursed journey to the big screen, explained," 9 May 2018 The cursed fates dictate that someone’s gotta check you into your hotel. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Catching up With Pepper, the Surprisingly Helpful Humanoid Robot," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cursed

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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English Language Learners Definition of cursed

: affected by a curse that causes bad things to happen

: affected by something bad

: annoying or unpleasant

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