- under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
- damnable; detestable.
Origin of accursed
Examples from the Web for accursed
Contemporary Examples of accursed
That could be considered preaching meaning you would be “accursed” – Translation: Denied service.Arizona’s Pro-Discrimination Law Won’t Stop With Gays
February 24, 2014
You wrote a draft of The Accursed in the early 1980s, then abandoned it.
Her new novel, The Accursed, is the fifth in her series of Gothic novels that began in 1980 with Bellefleur.
Woodrow Wilson figures prominently in The Accursed as the beleaguered president of Princeton.
There is a sub-theme in The Accursed of medical history and its bizarre fads and ministrations.
Historical Examples of accursed
Hurry on the accursed witches to the gallows, ere they do more mischief!Main Street
The "accursed" gold of legend is often dragon-guarded and placed under a spell.Beowulf
So let me go back to my accursed hole, where death will some day come for me.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
His house, which was that of the dead woman, was looked upon as accursed.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
Neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.The Ministry of Intercession
- under or subject to a curse; doomed
- (prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable
Word Origin for accursed
also accurst, early 13c., acursede "lying under a curse," past participle adjective from obsolete verb acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate" (late 12c.), from a- intensive prefix + cursein (see curse (v.)). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of "worthy of a curse" is from 1590s. Related: Accursedly; accursedness.