Accursedness
Accursed Ac*cursed", Accurst Ac*curst", p. p. & a. Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; hence, bad enough to be under the curse; execrable; detestable; exceedingly hateful; -- as, an accursed deed. --Shak. -- {Ac*curs"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Ac*curs"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • accursedness — noun see accursed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accursedness — See accursedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • accursedness — noun The quality of being accursed …   Wiktionary

  • accursedness — n. state of being cursed or doomed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accursedness — ac·curs·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • accursedness — noun see accursed …   Useful english dictionary

  • accursed — or accurst adjective Etymology: Middle English acursed, from past participle of acursen to consign to destruction with a curse, from a (from Old English ā, perfective prefix) + cursen to curse more at abide Date: 13th century 1. being under or as …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accursed — accursedly /euh kerr sid lee/, adv. accursedness, n. /euh kerr sid, euh kerrst /, adj. 1. under a curse; doomed; ill fated. 2. damnable; detestable. Also, accurst /euh kerrst /. [bef. 1000; ME acursed, OE acursod, ptp. of acursian. See A 3,… …   Universalium

  • accursed — (adj.) also accurst, early 13c., acursede lying under a curse, pp. adjective from obsolete verb acursen pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate (late 12c.), from a intensive prefix + cursein (see CURSE (Cf. curse) (v.)). The extra c is 15c.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • accursed — /əˈkɜsəd / (say uh kersuhd), /əˈkɜst / (say uh kerst) adjective 1. subject to a curse; ruined. 2. worthy of curses; detestable: the accursed system of slavery. 3. Colloquial designating the object of one s anger or frustration: the accursed car… …   Australian English dictionary

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