[dam-nuh-buh l]


worthy of condemnation.
detestable, abominable, or outrageous.

Nearby words

  1. dammit,
  2. damn,
  3. damn the torpedoes,
  4. damn well,
  5. damn with faint praise,
  6. damnably,
  7. damnation,
  8. damnatory,
  9. damned,
  10. damned if i do, damned if i don't

Origin of damnable

1275–1325; Middle English dam(p)nable < Middle French damnable < Late Latin damnābilis, equivalent to Latin damn(āre) (see damn) + -ābilis -able

Related formsdam·na·ble·ness, dam·na·bil·i·ty, noundam·na·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for damnable



execrable; detestable
liable to or deserving damnation
Derived Formsdamnableness or damnability, noun

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Word Origin and History for damnable



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

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