damned

[damd]

adjective, superlative damned·est, damnd·est.

condemned or doomed, especially to eternal punishment: the wailing of damned souls.
detestable; loathsome: Get that damned dog out of here!
complete; absolute; utter: a damned nuisance; a damned fool.
Informal. extraordinary; amazing: It was the damnedest thing I'd ever seen.

noun

the damned, those condemned to suffer eternal punishment.

adverb

extremely; very; absolutely: a damned good singer; too damned lazy.

Nearby words

  1. damn with faint praise,
  2. damnable,
  3. damnably,
  4. damnation,
  5. damnatory,
  6. damned if i do, damned if i don't,
  7. damnedest,
  8. damnify,
  9. damning,
  10. damningly

Idioms

    damned well, Informal. certainly or without doubt; emphatically: You damned well better say you're sorry!Also damn well.

Origin of damned

First recorded in 1350–1400, damned is from the Middle English word dam(p)ned. See damn, -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for damndest

damned

adjective

  1. condemned to hell
  2. (as noun)the damned

adverb, adjective slang

(intensifier)a damned good try; a damned liar; I should damned well think so!
used to indicate amazement, disavowal, or refusal (in such phrases as I'll be damned and damned if I care)
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