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damnedest

[ dam-dist ]
/ ˈdæm dɪst /
Informal.
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noun

best; utmost: They did their damnedest to finish on time.

adjective

most amazing or extraordinary: It was the damnedest coincidence, running into her in Paris after all these years of avoiding each other in Atlanta.

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Origin of damnedest

First recorded in 1820–30; damned + -est1
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damnedest
/ (ˈdæmdɪst) /

noun

informal utmost; best (esp in the phrases do or try one's damnedest)
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