Instead, I will call you “darned smart and really good-looking.”
It can sometimes be stressful for viewers to watch Cyrus, because he always seems so darned stressed.
Actually, the scene was so darned enthusiastic that it began to look a little like a raucous Walmart employee rally.
A moonhead can say a slick thing once in a while and be none the worse, but darned if a clever chap can cut didoes.
I'm darned if I ever heard a more comprehensive kind of curse.
Okay for receiving, but not a darned bit of good for sending.
D'ye think I won't split these darned pants and tight socks?
And I am sorry I stood there and seen you get married off and never lifted a finger; I'm darned sorry.
But darned if I know how you'd make the planes curved—cambered—like he did.
But I didn't like his looks; he was altogether too darned glad to see me.
"to mend" c.1600, perhaps from Middle French darner "mend," from darne "piece," from Breton darn "piece, fragment, part." Alternative etymology is from obsolete dern (see dern). Related: Darned; darning.
tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by 'tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others. Related: darned (past participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844).
(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns
: She was darn excited
(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I've dropped my glockenspiel!
[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ''damnation,'' attested by 1798]