Accursed Definition

ə-kûrsĭd, ə-kûrst
Abominable; hateful.
This accursed mud.
American Heritage
Under a curse; ill-fated.
Webster's New World
Being under a curse; doomed.
American Heritage
Deserving to be cursed; damnable; abominable.
Webster's New World

(prenominal) Hateful; detestable.


Simple past tense and past participle of accurse.


Origin of Accursed

  • Middle English acursed past participle of acursen to put a curse on a- intensive pref. (from Old English ā-) Old English cursian to curse (from curs curse)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English acursed, from acursen (“to curse”), from Old English ācursian, from ā + cursen, from curs (“curse”).

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the early 13th century.

    From Wiktionary

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