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

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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Recent Examples on the Web Cotton’s next book will almost certainly be of another cursed genre: the campaign book. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Book Publishing’s Next Battle: Conservative Authors," 12 June 2020 Then there's the most cursed lot of them all: the fifth Indiana Jones movie. Nick Romano,, "Mulan, Free Guy, Captain Marvel 2 get new release dates as Disney reshuffles film slate," 3 Apr. 2020 That venture, like everything else in this cursed spring of 2020, did not go well. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Parenting in a pandemic: Chaos, control, and an Animal Crossing meltdown," 2 Apr. 2020 In a season that has oscillated from cursed and confusing and underperforming to promising and hopeful and optimistic, Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Rangers may mark the most worrisome game of the season. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Why it’s time to worry about the Dallas Stars," 10 Mar. 2020 With the exception of the successful Eddie Murphy film series that borrowed the name and conceit, faithfully adapting Dolittle is simply a cursed endeavor. cleveland, "In cursed ‘Dolittle,’ they could not have done less (review)," 15 Jan. 2020 The song became an anthem, amassing hundreds of millions of streams and cementing Juice as a young star in a cursed subgenre. Briana Younger, The New Yorker, "The Beautiful Vulnerability of Juice WRLD," 9 Dec. 2019 Our journey to connect the dots between a suburban town and a deadly shipwreck meant navigating through folklore about a cursed artifact, and wading into New England’s rich maritime history., "On the front of the monument is a small replica of the Maritana, carved into the stone. The image shows the ship approaching what’s probably Boston Light. If you get close enough, you can see the details of its sails and masts, waves rippling beneath it with the gusts from the wind.," 20 Nov. 2019 Although these fuzzy creations are now best remembered as some of the most cursed dolls any generation has ever seen, they were once voted Toy of the Year. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kiernan Shipka Puts Her Knowledge of 1999 to the Test," 15 Nov. 2019

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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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20 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cursed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cursed

: affected by a curse that causes bad things to happen
: affected by something bad
informal + old-fashioned : annoying or unpleasant

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