accurst


accurst

adjective

  1. under a curse; doomed; ill-fated.
  2. damnable; detestable.

adjective

  1. under or subject to a curse; doomed
  2. (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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