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darnedest

or darnd·est

[ dahrn-dist ]

noun

, Informal.
  1. (used euphemistically) damnedest.


darnedest

/ ˈdɑːndɪst /

noun

  1. a euphemistic word for damnedest


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Word History and Origins

Origin of darnedest1

First recorded in 1830–35; darned 1( def ) + -est 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Instead, they represent a basic truth that federal politicians, like kids, say the darnedest things.

Morgan did his darnedest to humanize the hard-nosed media mogul.

But she has done her darnedest to squelch rumors that she is interested in running.

It's the darndest news—the—the darnedest good news ever you heard in your life.

Dr. Temple was moved to a violent outburst for him: "Well, that's the darnedest bridal couple—I only said darn, my dear."

"You certainly have the darnedest luck in backing the right horse," exclaimed a rival pork-packer enviously.

I tried my darnedest to get some of the fellows to come with me.

Badger-face, sez Horace, youre the darnedest bother of a man I ever saw.

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