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cussed

[kuhs-id] /ˈkʌs ɪd/
adjective, Informal.
1.
2.
obstinate; stubborn; perverse.
Origin of cussed
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; cuss + -ed3
Related forms
cussedly, adverb
cussedness, noun
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Examples from the Web for cussedness
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  • It takes all the bad diseases out of you and a good deal of the cussedness.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Besides, we do not believe he is responsible for the cussedness of his newspaper.

    Peck's Sunshine George W. Peck
  • The only explanation of this phenomenon that I can offer is the natural “cussedness” of the camera.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • The gentleman means to take some of the cussedness out of him.

    The Boss of Taroomba E. W. Hornung
  • This trick is a common enough one in the ‘cussedness’ of equine economy.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • All the cussedness of the bovine race is centred in the cow.

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • He arouses 30 in me a feeling of rebellion and plain "cussedness."

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • Nine whole feet from stub of tail to snoot, plumb full of cussedness, too.

    The Orphan Clarence E. Mulford
  • So if I have talked sharp to you, my cussedness is really due to envy.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • Well, that's only another example of the average human's cussedness.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for cussedness

cussed

/ˈkʌsɪd/
adjective (informal)
1.
another word for cursed
2.
obstinate
3.
annoying: a cussed nuisance
Derived Forms
cussedly, adverb
cussedness, noun
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