- worthy of condemnation.
- detestable, abominable, or outrageous.
Origin of damnable
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Examples from the Web for damnably
That I love you most dearly, and hate the French most damnably.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
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
I forget sometimes to be unhappy in reflecting that I am damnably ridiculous.The King's Mirror
True, he is damnably extravagant; I think the sly dog does it out of malice.The Lady of Lyons
Edward Bulwer Lytton
- in a detestable manner
- (intensifier)it was damnably unfair
- execrable; detestable
- liable to or deserving damnation
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Word Origin and History for damnably
mid-14c., from Old French damnable or directly from Late Latin damnabilis, from Latin damnare (see damn). Related: Damnably.
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