Accurst



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

In second husband, let me be accurst; None wed the second, but who killed the first.
A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage

Each in its place is seen to be good and worthy, but when each devours the other both are accurst.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

Benvenuto Cellini has told us how his father, in like fashion, was eager that he should practise the “accurst art” of music.
Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X) Various

I proposed: she accepted me, and here I am, eternally tied to this accurst insignia, if I’m to keep my promise!
Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith

None but the most accurst of villains could abuse such goodness.
The Sylph, Volume I and II Georgiana Cavendish

Yet these blameless persons are treated as accurst and hated like mortal sin!
The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce

But observing my look of pain, she added: ‘I have always lived in lonely, accurst places; I am accustomed to that.
The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce

He had no other place than near the gallows, where he had so often buried the hanged and the accurst.
The Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce

It was said that he conjured gold and jewels out of the unholy flames he kindled, and was accurst of God and the church.
The Deserter, and Other Stories Harold Frederic

Once on a time He lived among men, preached, wrought miracles, suffered and died on the accurst tree.
The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 9: Cuyler to Van Dyke Various

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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