Origin of cursed
Synonyms for cursed
verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
Origin of curse
Synonyms for curse
Antonyms for curse
Related Words for cursedconfounded, blessed, accursed, blasted, excommunicate, blighted, disgusting, execrable, fey, ill-fated, infernal, star-crossed, unholy, villainous, blankety-blank, doggone, snakebit, abominable, atrocious
Examples from the Web for cursed
Contemporary Examples of cursed
Cubans are cursed whether they find a means of escape or remain.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
“When Gil cursed, he cursed in certain ways that I could respect it,” Herc says.‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon
November 15, 2014
In other words, gay people are cursed with deep-seated disorder and are to be treated with compassion.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
Since then, the group has been cursed with outsized expectations.Interpol on the Arrogance of Believing Their Own Myth and Life After Carlos D.
September 8, 2014
This infuriated his grandfather, who cursed Barry and never spoke to him again.Sebastian Barry’s Quarrel With Irish History
May 7, 2014
Historical Examples of cursed
He must be a cursed scoundrel to leave that poor lad there to die!Brave and Bold
Often he cursed himself as a wretch for paining that pure and noble heart.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
It's the cursed fear of loneliness and the fear of having time to think.Way of the Lawless
A new Ahasuerus, cursed by inexpiable crime, yet sustained by a great purpose.
Cursed be the serpent that bit you and had not sufficient power in its venom to kill!
verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst
Word Origin for curse
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.