accurst

accursed

[uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst]
adjective
1.
under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
2.
damnable; detestable.
Also, accurst [uh-kurst] .


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English acursed, Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian. See a-3, curse

accursedly [uh-kur-sid-lee] , adverb
accursedness, noun
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accursed or accurst (əˈkɜːsɪd, əˈkɜːst)
 
adj
1.  under or subject to a curse; doomed
2.  (prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable
 
[Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian to put under a curse]
 
accurst or accurst
 
adj
 
[Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian to put under a curse]
 
accursedly or accurst
 
adv
 
ac'cursedness or accurst
 
n

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accursed
early 13c., acursede "lying under a curse," pp. of obs. acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate," from a- intens. prefix + cursein (see curse). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of "worthy of a curse" is from 1590s.
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