dam·​na·​ble | \ ˈdam-nə-bəl How to pronounce damnable (audio) \

Definition of damnable

1 : liable to or deserving condemnation
2 : very bad : detestable damnable weather

Other Words from damnable

damnableness noun
damnably \ ˈdam-​nə-​blē How to pronounce damnable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of damnable in a Sentence

this damnable couch is falling apart
Recent Examples on the Web The movie probes that damnable casual attitude about having co-equal political influence. Armond White, National Review, 5 Jan. 2022 That painful, damnable stand-off should be crucial to Branagh’s recall. Armond White, National Review, 19 Nov. 2021 No ensembles have struggled more mightily during the pandemic than choruses, as singers are inevitable spewers of the damnable coronavirus. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Or maybe Alice from accounting is using her AirPods but hasn’t turned off her Mac’s internal microphone, causing that damnable echo. Tom Gillis, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Tanden has deleted many of her tweets, a fact that some Republicans seem to find just as damnable as tweeting in the first place (more Clinton comparisons, anyone?). Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2021 That's a wish not only for the president and FLOTUS, but for the country, and for everybody who's been affected by this damnable bug. Arkansas Online, 3 Oct. 2020 Grif now is beset by damnable cognitive decline, a disclosure made here by his and his nearest loved ones' permission. John Brummett, Arkansas Online, 23 Aug. 2020 This paradigm shines a light on our most delicate and aspirational selves — because who hasn’t felt misunderstood, even damnable, as characters in fiction so often feel, while still yearning for sympathy and a happy ending? Joshua Ferris, New York Times, 19 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of damnable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Damnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damnable. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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