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damnable

[dam-nuh-buh l] /ˈdæm nə bəl/
adjective
1.
worthy of condemnation.
2.
detestable, abominable, or outrageous.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English dam(p)nable < Middle French damnable < Late Latin damnābilis, equivalent to Latin damn(āre) (see damn) + -ābilis -able
Related forms
damnableness, damnability, noun
damnably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for damnably

damnably

/ˈdæmnəblɪ/
adverb
1.
in a detestable manner
2.
(intensifier) it was damnably unfair

damnable

/ˈdæmnəbəl/
adjective
1.
execrable; detestable
2.
liable to or deserving damnation
Derived Forms
damnableness, damnability, noun
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Word Origin and History for damnably

damnable

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French damnable or directly from Late Latin damnabilis, from Latin damnare (see damn). Related: Damnably.

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