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darned

[ dahrnd ]
/ dɑrnd /
Informal.
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adjective
irritating; damned; confounded: Get that darned bicycle out of the driveway!
adverb
very; extremely; remarkably: She's a darned good tennis player.
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Origin of darned

1800–10; euphemism for damned, perhaps by construing dern dark, dreary (now obsolete) as an intensifier in phrases such as dern and dreary, dern and doleful

OTHER WORDS FROM darned

un·darned, adjectivewell-darned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for darned

darned
/ (dɑːnd) /

adverb, adjective slang
(intensifier)this darned car won't start; a darned good shot
adjective
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