- 1Very bad or unpleasant: leave this damnable place behindMore example sentences
unpleasant, disagreeable, objectionable, offensive, execrable, horrible, horrid, ghastly, awful, nasty, dreadful, terrible; annoying, irritating, infuriating, maddening, exasperating; hateful, detestable, loathsome, foul, abominable, odious, obnoxious• informal beastly, pestilential• archaic scurvy
- There is nothing more to say about this damnable road; it is best to hasten along it if one must, and to turn off it as soon as one may.
- How can something so utterly damnable and sick also be so funny?
- That's a damnable insult to the man who ended the cold war.
- 2Subject to or worthy of divine condemnation: suicide was thought damnable in the Middle AgesMore example sentences
- Most pastors graciously welcome these couples as good people, even though their official church teaching may condemn this cohabitation as fornication, a damnable sin.
- Is diving on a grenade (hence, suicide) damnable if it saves the others in the room?
- Mere mimicry, however, isn't the track's damnable sin, but rather a byproduct of the curious choice to break away from the electronic fidgeting that distinguished ‘A Whisper’.
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- Why do some people make such a damnably disgusting munching sound when they eat that can be heard miles away?
- Far be it from me to suggest that, at the end of a parliament, the papers might like to review their own performance in the damnably tricky business of reporting faithfully the news.
- It may not be perfect - but it works damnably well.