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.
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damnedest

(ˈdæmdɪst) or

damndest

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

damnedest

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

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

[ˈdæmdɪst] n (fam) to do one's damnedest (to do sth)fare l'impossibile (per fare qc)
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