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

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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 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, "Neera Tanden’s confirmation fight is the first morality play of post-Trump Washington," 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, "OPINION | EDITORIAL: No respecter of persons," 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, "OPINION | JOHN BRUMMETT: A meaningful 20th-century memoir," 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, "You May Not Like Lionel Shriver’s Characters. That May Be the Point.," 19 May 2020 Americans will be reminded that there is nothing — save for peaceful foreign policy and sound budgeting — that both parties can agree to reject as damnable and beyond the bounds of decency. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Trump’s Impeachment Will Be Trump’s Fault," 23 Oct. 2019 Fazili, Hussaini, and their children join a damnable human flow, crossing from Tajikistan back through Afghanistan, then on to Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, and, finally, Hungary. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "“Midnight Traveler” Expands the Narrative of the Refugee Documentary," 17 Sep. 2019 Of course, that programming is the damnable smartphones that Chris hated so much in the first place. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Black Mirror Season 5, Episode 2 Recap: "Smithereens"," 31 May 2019 Trump finally gave in, but only after Mitch promised to support his plan to declare a state of emergency to get the money for that damnable border wall. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: A Whopper-Filled Press Conference," 17 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of damnable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Mar 2021

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“Damnable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damnable. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of damnable

old-fashioned : deserving strong criticism : very bad, wrong, annoying, etc.

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