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adjective,superlative damned·est, damnd·est.
  1. condemned or doomed, especially to eternal punishment: the wailing of damned souls.

  2. detestable; loathsome: Get that damned dog out of here!

  1. complete; absolute; utter: a damned nuisance; a damned fool.

  2. Informal. extraordinary; amazing: It was the damnedest thing I'd ever seen.

  1. the damned, those condemned to suffer eternal punishment.

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

Idioms about damned

  1. 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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How to use damned in a sentence

  • For a fact, I smelt azaleas plain and sweet once; and woke up in the damndest alkali desert you ever see.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
  • "You've got me beat between you, the cards are stacked against me, I've done my damndest—" and indeed that was true.

    The Chalice Of Courage | Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • That's right; you do your damndest—'angels can do no more,' as the feller said.

    Ewing\'s Lady | Harry Leon Wilson
  • I'm all spread out on the floor with the damndest headache you ever saw.

    Twelve Times Zero | Howard Carleton Browne
  • It's going to be ten miles, across country, across the damndest country you ever saw, Sledge Hume!

    The Short Cut | Jackson Gregory

British Dictionary definitions for damned


/ (dæmd) /

    • condemned to hell

    • (as noun): the damned

adverb, adjectiveslang
  1. (intensifier): a damned good try; a damned liar; I should damned well think so!

  2. used to indicate amazement, disavowal, or refusal (in such phrases as I'll be damned and damned if I care)

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