accursed

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 accursed — index arrant (onerous), diabolic, iniquitous, loathsome, odious, peccant (culpable) Burton s Legal T …

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  • 3 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.,… …

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  • 4 accursed — damnable, cursed, *execrable Analogous words: abominable, odious, *hateful, abhorrent, detestable: revolting, repulsive, loathsome, *offensive, repugnant Antonyms: blessed Contrasted words: admirable, estimable (see corresponding nouns at REGARD) …

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  • 5 accursed — [adj] cursed bedeviled, condemned, damned, done for*, doomed, hexed, ill fated, star crossed, unfortunate; concepts 548,571 …

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  • 6 accursed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) literary under a curse. 2) informal horrible …

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  • 7 accursed — [ə kʉrst′ə kʉr′sid, əkʉrst′] adj. [ME acursed, pp. of acursen, pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate < a , intens. + cursien: see CURSE] 1. under a curse; ill fated 2. deserving to be cursed; damnable; abominable: Also accurst [ə kʉrst′]… …

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  • 8 accursed — adjective /əˈkəː.sɪd,əˈkəːst,əˈkɝst,əˈkɝ.səd/ a) Hateful; detestable. Accursed race of Tiriel. behold your father // Come forth look on her that bore you. come you accursed sons. b) Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; anathematized. Lo! they …

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  • 9 accursed — [[t]əkɜ͟ː(r)sɪd, əkɜ͟ː(r)st[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n (feelings) Some people use accursed to describe something which they are very annoyed about. [OLD FASHIONED] He commented that it was about time he left that accursed woman. Syn: damned 2) ADJ: v… …

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  • 10 accursed — adjective, dated 1) that accursed woman Syn: hateful, detestable, loathsome, foul, abominable, damnable, odious, obnoxious, despicable, horrible, horrid, ghastly, awful, dreadful, terrible; …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 accursed — ac|curs|ed [əˈkə:sıd, əˈkə:st US ə:r ] adj [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: curse] 1.) [only before noun] formal used to show that something makes you very angry 2.) old use someone who is accursed has had a ↑curse put on them …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 accursed — adjective 1 (only before noun) formal very annoying and causing you a lot of trouble 2 old use someone who is accursed has had a curse 2 (2) put on them …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 accursed — UK [əˈkɜː(r)sɪd, əˈkɜː(r)st] / US [əˈkɜrsəd] / US [əˈkɜrst] adjective 1) [only before noun] old fashioned very annoying 2) literary an accursed person has a curse on them …

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  • 16 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,… …

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  • 17 accursed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. damned, execrable. See badness, imprecation.Ant., blessed. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Detestable] Syn. hateful, loathsome, abhorrent; see offensive 2 . 2. [Doomed] Syn. ill fated, cursed, damned;… …

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  • 18 accursed — ac|curs|ed [ ə kɜrsəd, ə kɜrst ] adjective 1. ) LITERARY used for describing someone who has a CURSE on them 2. ) only before noun OLD FASHIONED used for describing someone or something that is annoying you very much …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 accursed — ac·curs·ed || É™ kɜːsɪd adj. doomed, ill fated, damned …

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  • 20 accursed — [ə kə:sɪd, ə kə:st] adjective 1》 literary under a curse. 2》 informal greatly disliked; detestable. Origin ME: past participle of obs. accurse, from a (expressing intensity) + curse …

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