adjective Informal.

obstinate; stubborn; perverse.

Origin of cussed

First recorded in 1830–40; cuss + -ed3
Related formscuss·ed·ly, adverbcuss·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cussedness

Historical Examples of cussedness

  • It takes all the bad diseases out of you and a good deal of the cussedness.

  • Besides, we do not believe he is responsible for the cussedness of his newspaper.

    Peck's Sunshine

    George W. Peck

  • The only explanation of this phenomenon that I can offer is the natural “cussedness” of the camera.

    Birds of the Plains

    Douglas Dewar

  • The gentleman means to take some of the cussedness out of him.

  • This trick is a common enough one in the ‘cussedness’ of equine economy.

    A Veldt Official

    Bertram Mitford

British Dictionary definitions for cussedness


adjective informal

another word for cursed
annoyinga cussed nuisance
Derived Formscussedly, adverbcussedness, noun
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