Definition of darned in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɑːnd/
(US also durned /dəːnd/)


informal, chiefly North American
Euphemism for damned. you have to work a darned sight harder
More example sentences
  • Going to Mars is too darned expensive, they say, and we should save our money.
  • The thing of it is, Lance's bike is expensive, which is what makes the 2300 so darned cool.
  • I missed the darned bus by seconds and so have decided to walk.



Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːndɪst/
Example sentences
  • When his forces make their move they will do so knowing what they have to achieve - the goals might be limited - and they will do their darnedest to get the best result with the least effort.
  • Behind me is another crouching rookie firefighter, the sculptor Kenny Hunter, doing his inexpert darnedest to ensure I don't trip over the hose.
  • There is hardly an NGO in existence that has not tried its darnedest to cut the Gordian knot that binds Africa to its manifold difficulties.

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