godforsaken

[god-fer-sey-kuhn, god-fer-sey-]

adjective (sometimes initial capital letter)

desolate; remote; deserted: They live in some godforsaken place 40 miles from the nearest town.
wretched; neglected; pitiable.

Nearby words

  1. godey,
  2. godey, louis antoine,
  3. godfather,
  4. godfather offer,
  5. godfather, the,
  6. godfrey,
  7. godfrey of bouillon,
  8. godhead,
  9. godhood,
  10. godiva

Origin of godforsaken

First recorded in 1855–60; God + forsaken

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British Dictionary definitions for godforsaken

godforsaken

adjective (sometimes capital)

(usually prenominal) desolate; dreary; forlorn
wicked
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Word Origin and History for godforsaken

godforsaken

adj.

1816, from God + forsaken.

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