damnedest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “damnedest” in the English Dictionary

"damnedest" in British English

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damnedestadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdæm.dɪst/ mainly US informal
very ​surprising or ​unusual: Well that's the damnedest ​excuse I've ​everheard!

damnedestnoun

uk   us   /ˈdæm.dɪst/ informal
do your damnedest to ​try very hard: I don't ​know if I'll ​succeed, but I'll do my damnedest.
(Definition of damnedest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"damnedest" in American English

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damnedestadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdæm·dəst/
infml very ​surprising or ​unusual: Well, that’s the damnedest thing I ​everheard!

damnedestnoun

 /ˈdæm·dəst/
infml the ​greatest or most ​unusual; the ​best: That's the damnedest I've ​everseen!
(Definition of damnedest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “damnedest”
in Chinese (Simplified) 离谱的,出人意料的, 异乎寻常的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 離譜的,出乎意料的, 異乎尋常的…
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