cursed /ˈkɝsəd, ˈkɚ/
Curse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cursed or Curst; p. pr. & vb. n. Cursing.]
1. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people. --Ex. xxii. 28.
Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed. --Shak.
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.
On impious realms and barbarous kings impose
Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those. --Pope.
To curse by bell, book, and candle. See under Bell.
Curs·ed a. Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable.
Let us fly this cursed place. --Milton.
This cursed quarrel be no more renewed. --Dryden.
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: curst] [ant: blessed]
2: in danger of the eternal punishment of hell; "poor damned
souls" [syn: damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved]