Definition of deuced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːsɪd/
informal, dated


Used for emphasis, especially to express disapproval or frustration: I sound like a deuced newspaper reporter [as submodifier]: I’m so deuced fond of you
More example sentences
  • The scenes in the subterranean offices of the Admiralty are remarkably subdued; the war seems to be a deuced spot of bother bound to blow over any day now, but damned unpleasant in the clinch, eh?
  • What the deuced blazes are they playing at in ‘Neighbours’?
  • It's a deuced bit better than becoming a sulking musical conservative, sneering at anything after middle-period Beethoven.



Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːsɪdli/
[as submodifier]: they’re deucedly hard to find
More example sentences
  • Then I made a fatal discovery - it is deucedly hard to throw the game, when the side rails are set up.
  • After a time, the doctor had me removed from the backboard (which is a deucedly painful thing to be strapped to, in case you ever have the dubious privilege), carted downstairs for x-rays, and finally, blessedly, sent home.
  • He looked down the aisle as if praying one of the units would sprout legs and arms, clamber down from the shelf, waddle over and say I'm the one, old chap; deucedly simple, and handsome to boot.

Words that rhyme with deuced

lucid, pellucid, Seleucid
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