damnedest


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damned·est

 (dăm′dĭst)
adj.
Superlative of damned.
n.
All that is possible; the utmost: did my damnedest to finish the project on time.

damnedest

(ˈdæmdɪst) or

damndest

n
informal utmost; best (esp in the phrases do or try one's damnedest)

damned•est

(ˈdæm dɪst)

adj.
1. most extraordinary or amazing: It was the damnedest thing I'd ever seen.
n.
2. best; utmost: We did our damnedest to finish on time.
[1820–30]
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damnedest

noun
1. (Informal) best, hardest, utmost, most, highest, greatest I must try my damnedest.
adjective
1. (Informal) oddest, strangest, funniest, weirdest, queerest, most remarkable, most extraordinary, most curious, most peculiar Today I heard the damnedest thing.
Translations

damnedest

[ˈdæmdɪst] N to do one's damnedest to succeedhacer lo imposible para tener éxito

damnedest

[ˈdæmdɪst]
n
to do one's damnedest (= one's utmost) → faire tout son possible
to do one's damnedest to do sth → faire tout son possible pour faire qch
adj
the damnedest (= most bizarre) → le plus dingue
I've heard the damnedest thing → J'ai entendu la chose la plus dingue.damn fool adj (US) (= very stupid) → sacrément bête
That was a damn fool thing to do! → C'était sacrément bête de faire ça!

damnedest

n to do or try one’s damnedest (inf)verdammt noch mal sein Möglichstes tun (inf)

damnedest

[ˈdæmdɪst] n (fam) to do one's damnedest (to do sth)fare l'impossibile (per fare qc)
References in classic literature ?
Well, sir, th' colonel met your lieutenant right by us--it was damnedest thing I ever heard--an' he ses: 'Ahem
It proves," he roared, with a sudden blast of fury, "that you are the damnedest imposter in London--a vile, crawling journalist, who has no more science than he has decency in his composition
Pockets is the damnedest things I ever see for makin' a man absent-minded," he communed that night, as he crawled into his blankets.
So, for us, I don't know if we can ever get you to accept it, but I promise you this: we'll do our damnedest to tell you the best story possible, and what you do with it from there is up to you," he added.
He said: "We're doing our damnedest to make it a competitive game and a good game.
have forged a thanks successive in fluke," While Chelsea as inclined out them," "where We're going to do our damnedest to make it a competitive game and a good game.
Brian Docherty, the chairman of the Scottish Police Federation, said: "Our colleagues were simply doing their damnedest to keep the public safe and faced an unconscionable attack on their lives as a consequence.
It's the end of being told what to do by a bunch of foreign business people who are doing their damnedest to make this country bankrupt.
We'll do our damnedest to make sure he has no comfortable day, we'll be rolling our sleeves up and giving it our best shot.
Sir David, while confident that nature has the ability to recover, added: "We're doing our damnedest to prevent that now.
THE designers have done their damnedest to make this second generation Clubman a distinct and desirable model in its own right.
Some youngsters may be trying their damnedest to get a job, but without luck.