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accursed (əˈkɜːsɪd Pronunciation for accursed ; əˈkɜːst Pronunciation for accursed or accurst (əˈkɜːst Pronunciation for accurst



  1. under or subject to a curse; doomed
  2. (prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable

Derived Forms

accursedly (əˈkɜːsɪdlɪ Pronunciation for accursedly  adverb
acˈcursedness noun

Word Origin

Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian to put under a curse

Example Sentences Including 'accursed'

And we need something a little better than this accursed nonsense about the survival of the fittest.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
Men come to believe that their enemies are less than human, accursed by God.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
Now he looked to the River, and hope died in his heart, and the wind that he had blessed he now called accursed.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)


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