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Etymology

From accurse (to curse); although "cursed" is the original meaning, both it and "worthy of a curse, execrable" are fairly ancient, the latter being known from Shakespeare.

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Adjective

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Hateful; detestable.
    • ca. 1789, William Blake, "Tiriel",
      Accursed race of Tiriel. behold your father // Come forth & look on her that bore you. come you accursed sons.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 35,
      Lo! they are charged with studying the accursed cabalistical secrets of the Jews, and the magic of the Paynim Saracens.
  2. (archaic or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Doomed to destruction or misery; cursed; anathematized.

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Verb

accursed

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of accurse.

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