damnedest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

damned +‎ -est

Adjective[edit]

damnedest

  1. superlative form of damned: most damned; surprising, remarkable, amazing.
    • 1900, Phillip Gardner, Someone to Crawl Back to, page 107:
      "And the damnedest thing happened. I was dreaming, but in my dream I was dreaming. It was the damnedest thing, really."

Noun[edit]

damnedest (uncountable)

  1. One's best effort.
    • 1991, Cathy Cash Spellman, Paint the Wind, page 148:
      "Fancy was doing her damnedest to pull her own oar and the boys were tripping all over themselves to treat her like a lady."

Verb[edit]

damnedest

  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple past form of damn

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