\ 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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Well, so far in the apparently cursed Mets uniform (no sighing out there, Mariners fans), Diaz has thrown 39.1 innings to a 4.81 ERA, with 22 saves and 61 strikeouts, proving once again that relievers’ results tend to be volatile., "Did the Seattle Mariners fleece the New York Mets?," 26 July 2019 For once in this cursed organization’s history, this way feels like the right way. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Kawhi Leonard and Paul George just might lead the Clippers out of the shadows in L.A.," 24 July 2019 The music oscillates between folksy chanting and some sort of cursed Eastern European EDM; the architecture ranges from period-accurate to warehouse districts that look like abandoned lots in the American Midwest. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Replay: Welp, We Might Be Getting a Final Fantasy XIV TV Show," 28 June 2019 The cursed room is a smart device to get a glimpse of the Warren’s deep case history. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Annabelle’s back and she hasn’t lost her nasty touch," 25 June 2019 Rather than go to the cursed Lakeshore dance, Elodie, Tabitha, and Moe plan to hit up a party at Luca and Sabine’s home. Ariana Romero,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 All of my friends ignored my request for comment on the Mountain Dew turkey, because some things are apparently too cursed to even give thought. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "Forget the Hot Cheetos, Here's a Recipe for Glitter-Covered Turkey," 20 Nov. 2018 And then there are even more fringe characters butting into the action, including cursed snake-woman Nagini (Claudia Kim) and French-African wizard Yusuf Kama (William Nadylam), who’s attempting to right an old family wrong. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Even for the Harry Potter hardcore, Crimes of Grindelwald is one convoluted movie," 8 Nov. 2018 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

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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
informal + old-fashioned : annoying or unpleasant

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