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cursed

[ kur-sid, kurst ]
/ ˈkɜr sɪd, kɜrst /
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adjective

under a curse; damned.
deserving a curse; hateful; abominable.

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Origin of cursed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at curse, -ed2
curs·ed·ly, adverbcurs·ed·ness, nounun·cursed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cursed

cursed

curst

/ (ˈkɜːsɪd, kɜːst) /

adjective

under a curse
deserving to be cursed; detestable; hateful
cursedly, adverbcursedness, noun
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