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accursed (əˈkɜːsɪd ; əˈkɜːst or or accurst (əˈkɜːst



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

Derived Forms

accursedly (əˈkɜːsɪdlɪ   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
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)
Men come to believe that their enemies are less than human, accursed by God.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War


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