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Adjective: cursed  kurst or kur-sid
  1. Deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier
    "cursed with four daughters"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed";
    - curst
     
  2. (Christianity) in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell
    "poor cursed souls";
    - damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved
Verb: curse  kurs
  1. Utter obscenities or profanities
    "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street";
    - cuss, blaspheme, swear, imprecate, eff and blind [Brit], eff [Brit]
     
  2. Heap obscenities upon
    "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
     
  3. Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    "The bad witch cursed the child";
    - beshrew [archaic], damn, bedamn [archaic], anathemize, anathemise [Brit], imprecate, maledict [archaic], doggone [N. Amer], dang [N. Amer]
     
  4. Exclude from a church or a religious community
    "The gay priest was cursed when he married his partner";
    - excommunicate, unchurch

See also: accursed, accurst, blame [N. Amer], blamed, blasted, blessed, cursed with, damn, damnable, damned, darned, dashed [Brit], deuced, doggone [N. Amer], execrable, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal, lost, maledict [archaic], stuck with

Type of: abuse, arouse, blackguard, bring up, call down, call forth, clapperclaw [archaic], conjure, conjure up, evoke, exclude, express, give tongue to, invoke, keep out, put forward, raise, shout, shut, shut out, stir, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Antonym: bless, blessed

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