Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. So wicked and detestable as to deserve to be cursed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Something that has some sort of divine harm, malady, or other curse.
  • adj. Shrewish, ill-tempered (often applied to women).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of curse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being under a curse; blasted by a curse; afflicted; vexed; tormented.
  • Deserving a curse; execrable; hateful; detestable; abominable; wicked.
  • Execrable; wretched: used as a hyperbolical expletive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell
  • adj. deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.