ac·curs·ed (ə-kûrsĭd, ə-kûrst) also ac·curst (ə-kûrst)
1. Abominable; hateful: this accursed mud.
2. Being under a curse; doomed.
[Middle English acursed, past participle of acursen, to put a curse on : a-, intensive pref. (from Old English ā-) + Old English cursian, to curse (from curs, curse).]
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