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godforsaken

[god-fer-sey-kuh n, god-fer-sey-]
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adjective (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. desolate; remote; deserted: They live in some godforsaken place 40 miles from the nearest town.
  2. wretched; neglected; pitiable.
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Origin of godforsaken

First recorded in 1855–60; God + forsaken

Synonyms

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1. bleak, dreary, lonely. 2. forlorn, miserable.
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Examples from the Web for godforsaken

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  • Wasn't there one Godforsaken lubber in the lot fit to raise a yell on a rope?

    The Shadow-Line

    Joseph Conrad

  • What can anybody do to make money in this Godforsaken country?

    The Gold Girl

    James B. Hendryx

  • With the yacht gone, and us on a Godforsaken tea-tray in mid-ocean!

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson

  • You never saw no earl, not in this Godforsaken land, marry you never.

    Wilderness of Spring

    Edgar Pangborn

  • Until today, there wasn't a loose pebble in this godforsaken place!

    Rich Living

    Michael Cathal


British Dictionary definitions for godforsaken

godforsaken

adjective (sometimes capital)
  1. (usually prenominal) desolate; dreary; forlorn
  2. wicked
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Word Origin and History for godforsaken

adj.

1816, from God + forsaken.

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