Definition of accursed in English:


Syllabification: ac·curs·ed
Pronunciation: /əˈkərst, əˈkərsid


1 literary Under a curse: the Angel of Death walks this accursed house
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  • Born as a result of a curse, she lives an accursed, wasteful, unproductive life of pain and loneliness, and dies in loneliness and in intolerable agony.
  • I am accursed, and any who sees my face shares that curse.
  • The damned and accursed are convicted to the flames of hell.
2 [attributive] informal dated Used to express strong dislike of or anger toward someone or something: those accursed books!
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  • I don't think parents would have trouble discerning if this accursed for-profit school is providing an education to create good citizens.
  • Many thanks must go then to Thomas Edison for ruining the whole hibernation ideal with his accursed light-bulbs.
  • I don't know if it works, or whether it is in an appropriate RSS version, but it was free, and didn't require me to do any work other than find my accursed BlogStreet password.
hateful, detestable, loathsome, foul, abominable, damnable, odious, obnoxious, despicable, horrible, horrid, ghastly, awful, dreadful, terrible; annoying, irritating, vile, infuriating, exasperating
informal damned, damn, blasted, pesky, pestilential, infernal, beastly


Middle English: past participle of obsolete accurse, from a- (expressing intensity) + curse.

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