Doomed to destruction or distress cursed for this reason bad enough to be beneath the curse execrable detestable exceedingly hateful as an accursed deed
- under a curse
- Alt. of Accurst
in addition accurst, early 13c., acursede "lying under a curse," past participle adjective from outdated verb acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate" (belated 12c.), from a- intensive prefix + cursein (see curse (v.)). The additional -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened feeling of "worthy of a curse" is from 1590s. Related: Accursedly; accursedness.
(p. p. & a.) Alt. of Accurst
I know, too, that ever since he lost his leg last voyage by that accursed whale, he's been a kind of moody--desperate moody, and savage sometimes; but that will all pass off.