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.
I think both parties are confident that it will happen and when it does, we will try our damnedest to make it work.
THE designers have done their damnedest to make this second generation Clubman a distinct and desirable model in its own right.
Is it a case of going somewhere, being in a very strong squad and potentially being in the mix of winning something or is it staying somewhere and trying to do your damnedest and make something happen?
Some youngsters may be trying their damnedest to get a job, but without luck.
Tony Pulis n "We have still got six weeks (of the transfer window remaining) and the club are doing their damnedest to try and get players.
Everyone will be doing their damnedest to get into the team, which is good.
They wear their beehives, Sixties geometric frocks and snake hip slacks with great panache and do their damnedest to give the songs as much welly as is humanly possible, which drew cheers from the audience (Pretty Woman took the roof off) Although it is invidious to single out individual performers from a talented company, I must mention Alex Beaumont and Elizabeth Carter as the love interest Bobby and Laura.
I think it's one of the damnedest critiques of our media in a long time.
He wants to do well, he's desperate to do well, he's doing his damnedest to live the dream but he's struggling.