Accursed



under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
damnable; detestable.
Contemporary Examples

You wrote a draft of The accursed in the early 1980s, then abandoned it.
The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates Jane Ciabattari March 18, 2013

Her new novel, The accursed, is the fifth in her series of Gothic novels that began in 1980 with Bellefleur.
The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates Jane Ciabattari March 18, 2013

Woodrow Wilson figures prominently in The accursed as the beleaguered president of Princeton.
The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates Jane Ciabattari March 18, 2013

That could be considered preaching meaning you would be “accursed” – Translation: Denied service.
Arizona’s Pro-Discrimination Law Won’t Stop With Gays Dean Obeidallah February 23, 2014

There is a sub-theme in The accursed of medical history and its bizarre fads and ministrations.
The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates Jane Ciabattari March 18, 2013

Historical Examples

Ay, tremble more at me than at yon English, doomed and accursed as they be!
Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The “accursed” gold of legend is often dragon-guarded and placed under a spell.
Beowulf Unknown

The accursed thing had sprung out of the smoldering floor without warning.
Red Nails Robert E. Howard

So let me go back to my accursed hole, where death will some day come for me.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

True to his accursed destiny the wolf does come to the grove and lunges at the girl.
The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction Dorothy Scarborough

adjective
under or subject to a curse; doomed
(prenominal) hateful; detestable; execrable
adj.

also accurst, early 13c., acursede “lying under a curse,” past participle adjective from obsolete verb acursen “pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate” (late 12c.), from a- intensive prefix + cursein (see curse (v.)). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of “worthy of a curse” is from 1590s. Related: Accursedly; accursedness.

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