dam·​na·​ble | \ˈdam-nə-bəl \

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 \-​blē \ adverb

Examples of damnable in a Sentence

this damnable couch is falling apart

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Both Vox and The Power aim to make contemporary gender politics legible and damnable — albeit by taking opposing approaches — and their success is mixed. Constance Grady, Vox, "How 3 feminist dystopias are trying to update The Handmaid’s Tale for today," 29 Aug. 2018 The 14-year-old pooch was put down after suffering a bout of damnable cancer, The Washington Post reported then. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Queen Elizabeth banned her beloved corgis from the bedroom because they snored, doc claims," 22 Aug. 2018 The American drug dealers are largely peripheral figures here, and all the more damnable for their absence. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Cannes kicks off with two Spanish-language dramas, 'Everybody Knows' and 'Birds of Passage'," 9 May 2018 The despised, detested and damnable Raiders who for decades raised the bile levels of an entire Chargers fan base. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Raiders game reveals depth of anti-Spanos sentiment for S.D. Chargers fans," 12 Oct. 2017 The evidence on middle-school-math results is damnable at any level, but a note of context is necessary regarding Louisville (39% proficiency). WSJ, "Good Intentions Damaged Louisville’s Schools," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of damnable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of damnable was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of damnable

: deserving strong criticism : very bad, wrong, annoying, etc.

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