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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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Nearby words

curry, john steuart, currycomb, curschmann's spirals, curse, curse word, cursed, cursedly, curses, cursive, cursively, cursor

Origin of cursed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at curse, -ed2
SYNONYMS FOR cursed
Related formscurs·ed·ly, adverbcurs·ed·ness, nounun·cursed, adjective

Definition for cursed (2 of 2)

curse

[ kurs ]
/ kɜrs /

noun

verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.

verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.

to utter curses; swear profanely.

Origin of curse

before 1050; Middle English curs (noun), cursen (verb), Old English curs (noun), cursian (verb), of disputed origin
Related formscurs·er, nounout·curse, verb (used with object), out·cursed, out·curs·ing.un·curs·ing, adjective
Can be confusedcoarse course cursecurse cuss

Synonym study

10, 12. Curse, blaspheme, swear are often interchangeable in the sense of using profane language. However, curse is the general word for the heartfelt invoking or angry calling down of evil on another: to curse an enemy. To blaspheme is to speak contemptuously or with abuse of God or of sacred things: to blaspheme openly. To swear is to use the name of God or of some holy person or thing as an exclamation to add force or show anger: to swear in every sentence.
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British Dictionary definitions for cursed (1 of 2)

cursed

curst

/ (ˈkɜːsɪd, kɜːst) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for cursed (2 of 2)

curse

/ (kɜːs) /

noun

verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst

Derived Formscurser, noun

Word Origin for curse

Old English cursian to curse, from curs a curse
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