curseful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cursful, equivalent to curse +‎ -ful.

Adjective[edit]

curseful (comparative more curseful, superlative most curseful)

  1. (archaic) horrendous, horrific
    • 1885, Tommasso Campanella; R. W. Halliday (translator), “City of the Sun”, in Ideal Commonwealths, London: George Routledge and Sons:
      They accuse themselves of ingratitude and malignity when anyone denies a lawful satisfaction to another of indolence, of sadness, of anger, of scurrility, of slander, and of lying, which curseful thing they thoroughly hate.
    • 1910, Josephine Preston Peabody, The Piper[1]:
      Don't name the curseful place.