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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 every Tuesday afternoon, he paid a visit to Death Row: that no man's land of the forgotten, the accursed.
Kennedy, Douglas In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA.
And we need something a little better than this accursed nonsense about the survival of the fittest.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
Arif Mohammed, Noida The proposed Ayodhya temple is now accursed as its stone pillars are tainted with human blood.
India Today (2002)
For Friday-night TV viewing it doesn't mean much because it's always accursed and no doubt helps keep video stores in business.
Misc (1999)
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)
People still perversely insist on coming to live in our accursed land.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Ten times bigger and the cent would begin to be worth something; ten times smaller and we could ignore the accursed things.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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