curseful

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curseful ‎(comparative more curseful, superlative most curseful)

  1. (archaic) horrendous, horrific
    • 1910, Josephine Preston Peabody, The Piper[1]:
      Don't name the curseful place.
    • 1890, Various, Ideal Commonwealths[2]:
      They accuse themselves of ingratitude and malignity when any one 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.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Tommaso Campanells, The City of the Sun[3]:
      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.