Definition of darned in English:

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Pronunciation: /därnd/
(also durned /dərnd/)


informal, chiefly North American
Euphemism for damned. you have to work a darned sight harder [as submodifier]: they’re darned good songwriters
More example sentences
  • And if you look at the people that - the new construction, based on these four storms, our building code is pretty darned good.
  • I thought it was odd at the time because leather is pretty darned durable and not likely to tear.
  • Fortier called his scope/ice block creation a ‘Zeissicle,’ but I'm darned if I can think of a clever name for the Leupold version.



Pronunciation: /ˈdärndəst/
Example sentences
  • The Army lawyer, Council, said her law staff recently asked the organizations again for their permission and were denied. " We couldn't get approval; we did our darnedest, " she said.
  • And, so, I'm just trying my darnedest to do that.
  • It's the darnedest thing, but when it comes to the most sacred cause in the Republican canon, the right to life, Republican presidents somehow find a way to mess up.

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Syllabification: darned

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