The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

4 definitions found
 for cursed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curse \Curse\ (k?rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cursed (k?rst) or
     Curst; p. pr. & vb. n. Cursing.] [AS. cursian, corsian,
     perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of
     the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. & Sw. kors cross, Icel kross,
     all these Scand. words coming fr. OF. crois, croiz, fr. L.
     crux cross. Cf. Cross.]
     1. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury
        upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
        [1913 Webster]
              Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people.
                                                    --Ex. xxii.
        [1913 Webster]
              Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm
        or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a
        cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to
        harass or torment.
        [1913 Webster]
              On impious realms and barbarous kings impose
              Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.
        [1913 Webster]
     To curse by bell, book, and candle. See under Bell.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cursed \Curs"ed\ (k?rs"?d), a.
     Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable;
     [1913 Webster]
           Let us fly this cursed place.            --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           This cursed quarrel be no more renewed.  --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier;
             "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed";
             "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his
             cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your
             reasoning" [syn: cursed, curst] [ant: blessed,
      2: in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell; "poor damned
         souls" [syn: cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "cursed":
     accursed, blankety-blank, blasted, blessed, confounded, cussed,
     damn, damnable, damned, demoniac, demonic, devilish, diabolic,
     disgusting, doggone, execrable, fiendish, ghoulish, goddamn,
     goddamned, hateful, hellish, infernal, odious, satanic, ungodly

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229