- 1(In Christian belief) condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell: damned sinners (as plural noun the damned) the spirits of the damnedMore example sentences
- Meanwhile Birkin slowly uncovers the wall-painting, which shows the righteous trooping smugly off to heaven while the damned dive towards hell.
- It is the one apocalypse that is truly and completely final, offering no Rapture, no salvation of the chosen, and no punishment of the damned.
- Christ is the Divine Judge, a still point in the vortex of the living and the dead, the elect levitating to eternal life, the damned descending into the dark abyss.
- 2 [attributive] • informal Used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration: it’s none of your damned business [as submodifier]: she’s too damned arrogantMore example sentences
blasted, damn, flaming, precious, confounded, pestilential, rotten, wretchedBritish • informal blessed, flipping, blinking, blooming, blimming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffingNorth American • informal goddamAustralian/New Zealand • informal plurryBritish • vulgar slang soddingIrish • vulgar slang fecking• dated cursed, accursed, damnable
- If she is pregnant she's probably sick to death of answering useless, annoying questions, the replies to which, to be frank, are none of your damned business.
- The State might subsidise many things in this country which are properly none of its damned business, but it in turn is subsidised too.
- Besides, whatever I say to anybody is my own damned business.
- 2.1 (damnedest) North American Used to emphasize the surprising nature of something: the damnedest thing I ever sawMore example sentences
- He used to say that his brother was the damnedest scoundrel that ever lived.
- This car is just the damnedest looking thing.
- We walked into one of the damnedest ambushes you ever seen.
do (or try) one's damnedest • informal
- Do or try one’s utmost: I tried my damnedest to lift the ballMore example sentences
- I'm going to spend the next few months trying my damnedest to tiptoe through the mine fields of other people's political passions.
- He was a class act, and I was trying my damnedest to be one, too.
- Here is her current husband, a dour-faced man with a droning voice, who is trying his damnedest to look like an optimist, and his own wife will not deign to gaze at him and smile.