- worthy of condemnation.
- detestable, abominable, or outrageous.
Origin of damnable
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Examples from the Web for damnable
By the way, this article is not only impious and damnable, it's also almost certainly illegal to read or publish it in Gaza.Hamas: The Palestinian Fashion Police
April 9, 2013
"It was the result of a man's damnable folly," said K. grimly.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Oh, no, this damnable spot must not be her last resting-place!Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Then I should never have had to encounter the damnable snares of the pulpit!Salted With Fire
The same story is heard everywhere, with "damnable iteration."Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It was a damnable presumption, anyhow, something that only an Englishman could be capable of.Under Western Eyes
- execrable; detestable
- liable to or deserving damnation
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper