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damned

[damd] /dæmd/
adjective, superlative damnedest, damndest.
1.
condemned or doomed, especially to eternal punishment:
the wailing of damned souls.
2.
detestable; loathsome:
Get that damned dog out of here!
3.
complete; absolute; utter:
a damned nuisance; a damned fool.
4.
Informal. extraordinary; amazing:
It was the damnedest thing I'd ever seen.
noun
5.
the damned, those condemned to suffer eternal punishment.
adverb
6.
extremely; very; absolutely:
a damned good singer; too damned lazy.
Idioms
7.
damned well, Informal. certainly or without doubt; emphatically:
You damned well better say you're sorry!
Also, damn well.
Origin of damned
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dam(p)ned. See damn, -ed2
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  • I'm all spread out on the floor with the damndest headache you ever saw.

    Twelve Times Zero Howard Carleton Browne
  • "You've got me beat between you, the cards are stacked against me, I've done my damndest—" and indeed that was true.

    The Chalice Of Courage Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • That's right; you do your damndest—'angels can do no more,' as the feller said.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
  • For a fact, I smelt azaleas plain and sweet once; and woke up in the damndest alkali desert you ever see.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • It's going to be ten miles, across country, across the damndest country you ever saw, Sledge Hume!

    The Short Cut Jackson Gregory
  • I may be the damndest fool alive, but at least I'm an honorable fool.

    J. Poindexter, Colored Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for damndest

damned

/dæmd/
adjective
1.
  1. condemned to hell
  2. (as noun): the damned
adverb, adjective (slang)
2.
(intensifier): a damned good try, a damned liar, I should damned well think so!
3.
used to indicate amazement, disavowal, or refusal (in such phrases as I'll be damned and damned if I care)
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damned

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i'll be damned

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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