\ 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

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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 Silverfish are by far one of the most cursed insects that can infest your home—right next to cockroaches and centipedes. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 20 July 2021 There was a third age and a modern young woman who donned the crown and became the cursed queen. New York Times, 10 July 2021 The Fear Street trilogy jumps back to the '70s for its second installment, which delves deeper into the history of the cursed town of Shadyside. Ew Staff,, 9 July 2021 Viewers quickly learned that Shadyside, Ohio, is a cursed city with one relentless witch set on turning people into killers. Danielle Broadway, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021 The Book of Mormon depicts the Lamanites as dark-skinned, cursed and rebellious rivals to the mostly righteous Nephites. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 July 2021 In the cursed town of Shadyside, a killer’s murder spree terrorizes Camp Nightwing and turns a summer of fun into a gruesome fight for survival. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 4 July 2021 The movie, like the books, is set in the cursed town of Shadyside. Shannon Carlin,, 2 July 2021 Presumably there are no skulls or cursed objects hanging around, so couldn’t this be from the perspective of…a person? Paul Tassi, Forbes, 17 June 2021

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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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27 Jul 2021

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“Cursed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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