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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cursed, curstadjective

    deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

    "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"


  1. curstverb


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Curstadjective

    Froward; peevish; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling

    Mr. Mason, after his manner, was very merry with both parties, pleasantly playing both with the shrewd touches of many curst boys, and with the small discretion of many lewd schoolmasters. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    I pray you, though you mock me, gentlemen,
    Let her not hurt me: I was never curst;
    I have no gift at all in shrewishness:
    I am a right maid, for my cowardice;
    Let her not strike me. William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    I’ll go see if the bear be gone from the gentleman, and how much he hath eaten: they are never curst but when they are hungry. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Her only fault, and that is fault enough,
    Is, that she is intolerably curst,
    And shrewd and forward, so beyond all measure,
    That, were my state far worser than it is,
    I would not wed her for a mine of gold. William Shakespeare.

    Go, write in a martial hand; be curst and brief. It is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent, and full of invention. Sh.

    When I dissuaded him from his intent,
    And found him pight to do it with curst speech,
    I threaten’d to discover him. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    And though his mind
    Be ne’er so curst, his tongue is kind Richard Crashaw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curst

    of Curse

  2. Curst

    imp. & p. p. of Curse

  3. Curstadjective

    froward; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling

  4. Etymology: [SeeCurse.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curst in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of curst in a Sentence

  1. John Dryden:

    Must I at length the Sword of Justice Draw? Oh, curst Effects of necessary Law! How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan, Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.

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    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    • A. staff
    • B. bias
    • C. integrity
    • D. humility

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