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damnable

[dam-nuh-buh l] /ˈdæm nə bəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of condemnation.
2.
detestable, abominable, or outrageous.
Origin of damnable
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English dam(p)nable < Middle French damnable < Late Latin damnābilis, equivalent to Latin damn(āre) (see damn) + -ābilis -able
Related forms
damnableness, damnability, noun
damnably, adverb
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  • That I love you most dearly, and hate the French most damnably.

  • I treated you damnably, but—but you know, it was on account of her, really.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • It chanced, you see, that I was in France—and out of service and damnably out at elbows, too!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • I forget sometimes to be unhappy in reflecting that I am damnably ridiculous.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope
  • True, he is damnably extravagant; I think the sly dog does it out of malice.

    The Lady of Lyons Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • It was so damnably unnerving he was afraid of losing all emotional control.

    The Sky Trap Frank Belknap Long
  • It was damnably difficult for a President to outwit his own bodyguard.

    Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And then too how cruelly, how damnably he had been used by the Duchess of Omnium!

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • And he took up her last book just to see again how damnably clever she was.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair
  • "She looks most damnably familiar," was the reluctant admission.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
British Dictionary definitions for damnably

damnably

/ˈdæmnəblɪ/
adverb
1.
in a detestable manner
2.
(intensifier): it was damnably unfair

damnable

/ˈdæmnəbəl/
adjective
1.
execrable; detestable
2.
liable to or deserving damnation
Derived Forms
damnableness, damnability, noun
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Word Origin and History for damnably

damnable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French damnable or directly from Late Latin damnabilis, from Latin damnare (see damn). Related: Damnably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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