[god-fer-sey-kuh n, god-fer-sey-]
- desolate; remote; deserted: They live in some godforsaken place 40 miles from the nearest town.
- wretched; neglected; pitiable.
Origin of godforsaken
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1. bleak, dreary, lonely. 2. forlorn, miserable.
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Examples from the Web for godforsaken
A great work of science fiction answers the question, why are we sailing through this godforsaken ice in the first place?Robin Sloan’s Book Bag: Five Science Fiction Books That Matter
September 24, 2013
UNHCR staffers are deployed in almost every godforsaken corner of the global map.The Forgotten Lives of Refugees
June 19, 2012
Wasn't there one Godforsaken lubber in the lot fit to raise a yell on a rope?The Shadow-Line
What can anybody do to make money in this Godforsaken country?The Gold Girl
James B. Hendryx
With the yacht gone, and us on a Godforsaken tea-tray in mid-ocean!Hurricane Island
H. B. Marriott Watson
You never saw no earl, not in this Godforsaken land, marry you never.Wilderness of Spring
Until today, there wasn't a loose pebble in this godforsaken place!Rich Living
- (usually prenominal) desolate; dreary; forlorn
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Word Origin and History for godforsaken
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