- under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
- damnable; detestable.
Origin of accursed
Examples from the Web for accurst
Historical Examples of accurst
None but the most accurst of villains could abuse such goodness.The Sylph, Volume I and II
In second husband, let me be accurst; None wed the second, but who killed the first.A Fascinating Traitor
Richard Henry Savage
Each in its place is seen to be good and worthy, but when each devours the other both are accurst.The Browning Cyclopdia
It was said that he conjured gold and jewels out of the unholy flames he kindled, and was accurst of God and the church.The Deserter, and Other Stories
Benvenuto Cellini has told us how his father, in like fashion, was eager that he should practise the "accurst art" of music.
- under or subject to a curse; doomed
- (prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable
Word Origin for accursed
Word Origin and History for accurst
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.