adverb (or adjective) tar·nal \ˈtärnəl, ˈtȧn-\

Definition of tarnal


  1. :  damned —used as a mild imprecation paid a tarnal high price for it — C. G. Loomis fire is a cruel, tarnal thing — Conrad Richter


\-əlē, -əli\ adverb, dialectal

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Origin and Etymology of tarnal

alteration of eternal

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