tarnal

adverb (or adjective)

tar·​nal
ˈtärnᵊl,
ˈtȧn-
dialectal
: damned
used as a mild imprecation
paid a tarnal high price for itC. G. Loomis
fire is a cruel, tarnal thingConrad Richter
tarnally
-ᵊlē
-ᵊli
adverb dialectal

Word History

Etymology

alteration of eternal

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“Tarnal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarnal. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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