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accursed

[ uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst ]
/ əˈkɜr sɪd, əˈkɜrst /
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adjective
under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
damnable; detestable.
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Also ac·curst [uh-kurst]. /əˈkɜrst/.

Origin of accursed

before 1000; Middle English acursed,Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian.See a-3, curse

OTHER WORDS FROM accursed

ac·curs·ed·ly [uh-kur-sid-lee], /əˈkɜr sɪd li/, adverbac·curs·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for accursed

accursed

accurst (əˈkɜːst)

/ (əˈkɜːsɪd, əˈkɜːst) /

adjective
under or subject to a curse; doomed
(prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable

Derived forms of accursed

accursedly (əˈkɜːsɪdlɪ), adverbaccursedness, noun

Word Origin for accursed

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