Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being cursed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being under a curse or of being doomed to execration or to evil.
  • n. Wickedness; sin; cursing.
  • n. Shrewishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being under a curse, or of being doomed to execration or to evil.
  • n. Blasphemous, profane, or evil speech; cursing.
  • n. Shrewishness; maliciousness; contrariness.

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Examples

  • Mr. Watkins Tottle had long lived in a state of single blessedness, as bachelors say, or single cursedness, as spinsters think; but the idea of matrimony had never ceased to haunt him.

    Sketches by Boz

  • For without any dread, ne were not cursedness and sin of Christian men, they should be lords of all the world.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Saint Silvester, where be nuns of an hundred orders: and it is yet all broilly, as though it were half-burnt, for the Emperor Julianus above-said, of his cursedness and malice, let burn that part with the other bones, and yet it sheweth; and this thing hath been proved both by popes and by emperors.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Would a World Series championship really provide a cathartic liberation from generations of cursedness?

    Philocrites: Red Sox theology watch: After the scapegoat.

  • And yet in this sense of cursedness the Vicar had found shelter for his self-esteem.

    The Three Sisters

  • And therefore we should never think of original sin, or of the sinfulness and cursedness of our natural condition, but we should remember what a grievous sin covenant-breaking is.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • And as the family attribute a kind of sacredness, or cursedness, to the flower, they can hardly be prevailed upon to give any of the seeds, or allow it to be propagated elsewhere, though the king should send to ask it.

    Septimius Felton, or, The elixir of life

  • She had never struck even the one-horned cow that would, for very cursedness, kick over the milk-pail!

    Heather and Snow

  • Their cursedness was as sharp, though their horns were not so long; and what they lacked in deed and actions, they made up in desires and endeavours.

    Good Thoughts in Bad Times and Other Papers.

  • Quoth the Castrato, "I weep not for fear of death, but of ruth for thee and the cursedness of thy case and because of thy mother's heart and for that which thou hast suffered of horrors and that thy death should be this ignoble death, after the endurance of all manner dire distresses."

    Arabian nights. English

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