cursed

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See also: cursèd

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cursed, cursd, curst, corsed, curset, cursyd, equivalent to curse +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: kûrsʹĭd, kûrst, IPA(key): /ˈkɜːsɪd/, /kɜːst/
  • (US) enPR: kûrsʹĭd, kûrst, IPA(key): /ˈkɝsɪd/, /kɝst/, [ˈkʰɝsɪ̈d], [kʰɝst]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)sɪd, -ɜː(ɹ)st
  • Hyphenation: cursed

Adjective[edit]

cursed (comparative curseder or more cursed, superlative cursedest or most cursed)

  1. Under some divine harm, malady, or other curse.
  2. (obsolete) Shrewish, ill-tempered (often applied to women).
  3. hateful; damnable; accursed
    That cursed bird keeps stealing my milk!
  4. (colloquial) Frightening or unsettling.
    • 2016 October 31, Brian Feldman, “What Makes a Cursed Image?”, in New York:
      “Cursed images, to me, leave you with a general uneasy feeling,” the account’s [@cursedimages] anonymous author told Gizmodo. “There could be certain qualities, like someone looking directly at the camera or an orb floating in the background.”
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  • (having some sort of divine harm): blessed
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Verb[edit]

cursed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of curse
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