godforsaken

adjective
god·​for·​sak·​en | \ ˈgäd-fər-ˌsā-kən How to pronounce godforsaken (audio) \

Definition of godforsaken

2 : neglected and miserable in appearance or circumstances

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Examples of godforsaken in a Sentence

Who would want to visit such a godforsaken place? grew up in the kind of godforsaken town in which everyone drank in order to forget that they were there
Recent Examples on the Web In Milwaukee broadly and 53206 specifically, the task of racecraft is made easier, with black people relegated, both formally and informally, to certain areas that are considered godforsaken slums. Caleb Gayle, The New Republic, "Inside the “Most Incarcerated” Zip Code in the Country," 15 Oct. 2019 The father of three adult children lives in El Sobrante and sets his alarm for the godforsaken time of 2:50 a.m. each morning. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Lord of the rings: Cable car bell champ spreads good cheer," 3 Dec. 2019 But even simple mercies prove elusive in these godforsaken parts. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Robert Pattinson delights in the sly, archly comic western 'Damsel'," 21 June 2018 The time is the late 18th century, and the place is some godforsaken colonial backwater in South America, where the scowling magistrate of the title, an officer of the Spanish crown, awaits a transfer that may never come. WSJ, "‘Zama’ Review: Trapped in the Tropics," 26 Apr. 2018 Just please, for the love all that is good and righteous on this godforsaken planet, do not eat your burger patty with a fork and knife. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "What's the Correct Way to Eat a Hamburger on a Hot Dog Bun?," 4 Aug. 2017 On Monday, USA Today reported that more than 1,000 Secret Service agents have already hit the salary and overtime caps that were supposed to last them for the rest of this godforsaken year. Clio Chang, New Republic, "The Secret Service is running out of money because Donald Trump and his massive brood take so many trips.," 18 Aug. 2017 Just please, for the love all that is good and righteous on this godforsaken planet, do not eat your burger patty with a fork and knife. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "What's the Correct Way to Eat a Hamburger on a Hot Dog Bun?," 4 Aug. 2017 The setting is some godforsaken part of rural England in the mid-19th century. Charles Taylor, MSNBC Newsweek, "Cannes' Favorite 'Lady Macbeth' Isn't Daring, but It Might Be Racist," 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of godforsaken

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Godforsaken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godforsaken. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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godforsaken

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English Language Learners Definition of godforsaken

of a place : not at all interesting or appealing and usually located far from interesting people and places

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