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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst]
    • /əˈkɜr sɪd, əˈkɜrst/
    • /əˈkɜː.sɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kur-sid, uh-kurst]
    • /əˈkɜr sɪd, əˈkɜrst/

Definitions of accursed word

  • adjective accursed Some people use accursed to describe something which they are very annoyed about. 3
  • adjective accursed If a person is accursed, they have been cursed. 3
  • adjective accursed under or subject to a curse; doomed 3
  • adjective accursed hateful; detestable; execrable 3
  • adjective accursed under a curse; ill-fated 3
  • adjective accursed deserving to be cursed; damnable; abominable 3

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Origin of accursed

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English acursed, Old English ācursod, past participle of ācursian. See a-3, curse

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Parts of speech for Accursed


accursed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

accursed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accursed

adj accursed

  • condemned — A condemned man or woman is going to be executed.
  • doomed — fate or destiny, especially adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune: In exile and poverty, he met his doom.
  • damned — Damned is used by some people to emphasize what they are saying, especially when they are angry or frustrated.
  • done for — past participle of do1 .
  • ill-fated — destined, as though by fate, to an unhappy or unfortunate end: an ill-fated voyage.

adjective accursed

  • fated — subject to, guided by, or predetermined by fate; destined.
  • ill-starred — doomed to misfortune or disaster; ill-fated; unlucky: an ill-starred enterprise.
  • cursed — If you are cursed with something, you are very unlucky in having it.
  • bedevilled — to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries.
  • awful — If you say that someone or something is awful, you dislike that person or thing or you think that they are not very good.

verb accursed

Antonyms for accursed

adjective accursed

  • blessed — If someone is blessed with a particular good quality or skill, they have that good quality or skill.

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