also accurst, early 13c., acursede "lying under a curse," past participle adjective from obsolete verb acursen "pronounce a curse upon, excommunicate" (late 12c.), from a- intensive prefix + cursein (see curse (v.)). The extra -c- is 15c., mistaken Latinism. Weakened sense of "worthy of a curse" is from 1590s. Related: Accursedly; accursedness.
1. He commented that it was about time he left that accursed woman.
2. Then you condemn me to live wretched and to die accursed?
3. There was one accursed deed done at this spot before now.
4. But this crowd which does not know the law is accursed.
5. This cursed business accursed of God and man, what is it?